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Enjoy views of towering conifers and lush rainforest vegetation along this interpretive trail.


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0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Loop

469' 143 m

High

352' 107 m

Low

114' 35 m

Up

117' 36 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Lush, temperate rainforest loop makes for a wonderful hike with children.

Overview

This trail provides an excellent opportunity to view the Olympics temperate rain forest. The first 1100ft. is barrier-free and accessible to individuals in wheelchairs. A great trail for families with children, and viewing scenery and wildlife.

Need to Know

A Northwest Forest Pass or a Golden Passport (Eagle, Age, Military, or Access) is required on each vehicle parked at the trailhead. Day & Annual Passes are available at Forest Service offices and vendors. Note: A $5 day pass is available at trailhead. Restroom at trailhead.

Description

The Rain Forest Nature Trail is a short 1/2 mile nature trail with colored signs interpreting the Olympic Rain Forest.

Flora & Fauna

Dense old-growth conifer forest with lush understory of rainforest vegetation. The trail parallels Willaby Creek Gorge for a short distance which is home to ferns, moss, and lichens.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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Walking through the rain forest - so beautiful.
Feb 25, 2015 near Hoquiam, WA

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May 8, 2022
Shona Richards
Aug 14, 2021
Tread Lightly
beautiful short eastly trail, sounds of the babbling and gurgling stream were nourishing the senses 0.6mi — 9h 30m
Sep 13, 2020
Amanda Colee
Aug 16, 2020
Cindy Savage
Oct 18, 2018
Daniel Reyes
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Sep 19, 2018
Connor Ford
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Sep 10, 2018
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Jun 20, 2014
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