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Mild winters, cool summers and up to 12 feet of annual precipitation produce the giant conifers that rule this rain forest. It's one of the best models of temperate rain forest in the world.

Bigleaf maple and vine maple host an abundance of epiphytes (plants growing upon other plants) that give the rain forest its characteristic look and supernatural quality. An excess of mosses, ferns and plants compete for space on the forest floor; grazing elk keep the understory open. Dead and downed trees decay slowly and support new life as "nurselogs." The eternal cycle of life and death is strikingly apparent in this magnificent forest community.

Short Walk: A short hike following the Hoh Rainforest Interpretive Loop.

Family Friendly: The whole family will be in awe of the ridiculous growth in this area.

Gem Type: Other

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Tom Robson

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Oct 24, 2022
Jodi Napiwocki
Rainy
Oct 20, 2022
Judd Herzer
Cool
Sep 11, 2022
Connie Chow
Unique and hella moss everywhere
Sep 3, 2022
Jeremy R
Aug 31, 2022
Adam S
Looks like most of the other rainforests in the park but nice to have a dedicated section for it
Aug 9, 2022
Vanessa Nordstrom
Hiked hall of mosses took 42 minutes on crutches. Cool, but thought it would be better. Loved the clear, pure ground fed creek
Jul 28, 2022
Nathan Roller
Visit with family.
Jul 21, 2022
Ben Markoch
Hiked both short loops and 3 miles down the rainforest trail to Tom Creek and Mineral Falls. What a cool landscape! Like a rainforest w/o the heat!

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