The Hall of Mosses nature trail ventures less than a mile through the rainforest near the visitor center. Another, the Spruce Nature Trail is just 1.2 miles.

The Hall of Mosses Trail in Olympic's Hoh Rainforest

The Hall of Mosses Trail in Olympic's Hoh Rain Forest

The Hoh Rain Forest is one of the finest remaining examples of temperate rainforest in the United States and is one of the park's most popular destinations. It lies on the west side of Olympic National Park, about a two-hour drive from Port Angeles and under an hour from Forks.

The Hall of Mosses nature trail ventures less than a mile through the Hoh Rainforest near the visitor center. It's a favorite loop hike for kids and anyone who would enjoy an educational stroll with interpretive signs.

Another, the Spruce Nature Trail is just 1.2 miles for those with leftover energy.

Park visitors on the Hall of Mosses Trail in Olympic National Park's Hoh Rain Forest

Park visitors on the Hall of Mosses Trail

Tree arch on Hall of Mosses Trail in Olympic National Park's Hoh Rain Forest

Walking under the tree arch is especially nice in autumn

Map of the nature trails near the Hoh Rainforrest Visitor Center. Courtesy NPS

Need an Olympic National Park map? Buy the National Geographic Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park map at REI.com. The map includes clearly marked trails and points of interest such as scenic views, campgrounds, trailheads, boat launches, picnic sites, ranger stations and more printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material.

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