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greenBlue Quinault Rain Forest Trail #855

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer loop
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Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 114' 35 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 469' 143 m
Low: 352' 107 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Lush, temperate rainforests make for a wonderful hike with children.

A Northwest Forest Pass or a Golden Passport (Eagle, Age, 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.

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.

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.

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