Explore the most popular lake trails near Quinault with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice short loop near the famous Quinault Lodge, featuring the "World's Largest Spruce Tree." Nice area, nice lodge, great for kids.

Really gorgeous! Great for our kiddo too.

Great trail! My 5 year old and pregnant wife had no problems and loved the views.

Lots of big trees!

After hiking in Hoh rain forest this was not impressive

on Quinault Loop Trail

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6 months ago

Loved this trail. Only downfall was that the trail part along the lake was flooded in multiple spots and we couldn't walk it. You can't go in sneakers as the trail is muddy and softened by the rainfall. I will do this trail again for sure!

Ran this loop and it was great! Beautiful trail through rainforest.

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8 months ago

Beautiful trail with beautiful views!

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8 months ago

Went on a quiet day with wife and dog. Great trail, well maintained and easy for everyone while you still feel you're far away in the middle of nowhere.

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8 months ago

Beautiful hike through the forest with small waterfalls and streams. The trail passes through the front of the lake for the last mile or so if you're coming from the campgrounds.

I really enjoyed this trail. I love all the huge trees, streams and bridges, lake path, even through camp grounds. Good time with my family, pretty easy hike, so we weren't winded and talked the whole way. I really wish some jerk hadn't gone through and erased portions of every map.

Beautiful

hiking
9 months ago

Loves this loop!

Great 2 hour hike with 4,8,10 year olds. Lake view, 3 waterfalls and the largest spruce tree en route

Awesome hike for the whole family! Our 4-yr-old daughter walked maybe 3/4 of the trail! The rest of the way she was on my shoulders. My 8 yr old was on his feet the whole time with minimal complaining of broken and dying legs. The wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this trail! Oh yeah I forgot to mention, this adventure is well worth it to witness the old growth cedars and firs that are alive and well in this forest.

hiking
10 months ago

I wasn't expecting much out of this trail but it's a really fun and diverse trail, especially for how short it is. You walk through beautiful forest with old growth trees and mosses, a creek with some waterfalls, and the lake as well. The whole trail system is tied in with the community so you're close to a lot of amenities but still feel like you're away from everyone.

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10 months ago

Great day. Very nice trail.

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11 months ago

Nice little trails for younger kids. My 6 and 4 year olds loved the waterfalls and the bridges.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Unique lake with many dead trees rising from the water. Easy hike. A little washed out early on.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Part of trail next to lake was flooded (just west of the Quinalt Lodge). This forced us to walk along the highway until we reached the campground (about .4 miles). Otherwise a great hike.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Very easy and beautiful trail. Took us about 2 hours (mostly slow walk).

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Easy trail with great information along the way.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Beautiful hike. Inclines are a bit harder but most of the loop is perfect for the novice hikers like me.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Great morning hike. Rainforest portion has a self guided tour too!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Nice loop trail in the old rainforest. The guide said 4 miles but we walked closer to 5.1. Granted we took the Gatton trail to start--the ranger suggest this was a better route. ...I guess it added more distance than I expected. Still we really enjoyed this walk through the rainforest. The 5 year old did great but he was starting to drag a bit by the end.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fantastic scenic drive to the trail head, The Quinault area is amazing! Nice easy trail into the lake, well kept, clean, little frogs EVERYWHERE! Had a lot of fun on this hike, only downfalls were, lots of flies, and lake water LVL was low.

Easy and beautiful short trip we coming back via cedar bog

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

As of June 2, 2016, South Shore Road is washed out 2.6 miles from the East Fork trailhead. This has cut off access to the Graves Creek Campground by vehicles, so plan accordingly. A temporary parking lane has been established along South Shore Road south of the road closure.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Great 1.5 hrs of hiking not too strenuous with tons of berries along the way!

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

We really enjoyed this trail. It featured a lot of big trees and plenty of green. My wife did this trail six months pregnant so it was not difficult.

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