Explore the most popular walking 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.

Great trail for all and the dogs were allowed. Well maintained and it’s an easy hike for all.

1 month ago

First things first, this is a 17 mile in and out hike, not 13. Multiple gps devices confirm this to be true. There is a shorter trail called Pete’s Creek Trail that will get you to the summit in half the time & effort. You do not need a pass for this hike.

This is a steep trail. I would classify it as hard, not moderate. It starts in a lush rainforest thicket with copious amounts of shade, moss and the occasional massive tree. The trail increasingly becomes rough around the edges. This means: fallen trees, rocky & loose gravel and occasionally overgrown with berry bushes, ferns & other plants. You descend to a dry creek bed and then scale the side of a mountain only to descend the other side into into a lovely meadow full of wildflowers.

After the meadow you begin your ascent to the summit. This is steep, often rocky and includes a stream with some campsites.

The summit is stellar. 360 view that includes Quinault Lake, Mt. Rainier, & Mt. Olympus.

The descent is a bit hard on the knees & feet.

1 month ago

Small, quiet, old-growth-y. More walk than hike, it's something to do if hanging at/visting the lodge. Might be a bit tame, but Mee-Maw, Pop-Pops, and even faut Aunt Sharon can do this one with ease.

The trail is pretty easy. Even during the summer it is a little bit muddy. Take a snack and go down to the lake. You won’t regret your peaceful stop!

I’ve grown up here in WA my whole life and they took us out here on a field trip back when I was in 2nd grade. I’ve seen this place many times but it never gets old! Great for all ages, beautiful trail and well maintained! My daughter loves it!

Great hike! Little much for a quick day trip I recommend you take Pete’s Creek if you want to save time. The campsites near the summit are awesome take advantage and make it a overnight. The Salmon Berries and nettles are thick right now but very little snow on the summit:).

1 month ago

A very beautiful trail through the forest and by the shore of the gorgeous Lake Quinault. Loop starts and ends very close to the Lake Quinault Lodge, and yet it feels like wilderness. There are many route options and directions to choose from while you are walking the trail, depending on whether you prefer a longer or shorter hike and what you'd like to see. The different trails intersect and there are arrows to direct you to the different sites and routes. It is quite a popular trail. You can see several waterfalls along the way, many enormous, tall trees, and you cross the river many times by crossing the many wooden bridges that have been constructed. The trail is very well maintained. Many good views of the lake.

very beautiful trail, well maintained.

Really pretty and a nice introduction to the vegetation in the area. Definitely accessible for all skill levels, just intended to give you a peek into what the forest has to offer.

easy and beautiful.

didn't do this exact trail and cheated a bit. Went north of the trail over the bridge is quick access to the falls. smarter not harter

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.

Loved this trail! I got 4.5 miles up today and was stopped by snow as I couldn't find the trail today. Definitely going back when the snow is melted!

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

9 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.

11 months ago

Beautiful trail with beautiful views!

11 months ago

great hike. some parts of the trail are a little over grown but otherwise well maintained. signs are a little out dated and difficult to read and easy to bypass without notice. not a lot of traffic which is nice. fairly moderate trail until you reach the end which is well worth the last push. a ton of bugs up top and my girlfriend got eaten alive on the way down above all though that N.E.S.W. view is hard to beat at an elevation of almost 4500 feet.

11 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.

11 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.

Tough hike but the view makes it all worth it.

Tough hike but the view makes it all worth it

Monday, July 31, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Loves this loop!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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.

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