2 Short Hoh Rainforest Hikes

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.
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The trailhead near the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center. Courtesy NPS

The trailhead near the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center. Courtesy NPS

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.

Hugging a giant tree on the Hall of Mosses trail. Photo by David Krause

Hugging a giant tree on the Hall of Mosses trail.

Walking under the tree arch on the Hall of Mosses nature trail. Photo by David Krause

Walking under the tree arch on the Hall of Mosses nature trail.

Walking on the Hall of Mosses nature trail. Photo by David Krause

Walking on the Hall of Mosses nature trail.

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

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