Quinault Loop National Recreation Trail #854
ElevationAscent: 430' 131 m
Descent: -429' -131 m
High: 522' 159 m
Low: 222' 68 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
“An excellent opportunity to view the Olympic temperate rainforest and Quinault Lake.”— Tom Robson
Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife
Family Friendly Gentle grades and a manageable length make this hike a viable option for families with children. Children will love passing through the mystical undergrowth of the temperate rainforest.
Follow the trail along Quinault Lake, walking past the Lake Quinault Lodge before arriving at Falls Creek Campground. Follow the trail along the edge of campground and Falls Creek to the South Shore Road. Cross road to continue on the loop trail. Walk 0.5 mile to trail junction, stay right and continue 0.5 mile to junction with Lodge Trail. Stay left and walk 0.6 mile to the junction with Willaby Creek Trail. Stay right and continue the loop trail 1.1 miles back to the Quinault Rain Forest Trail #855 Trailhead completing the loop.
Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: USFS - Olympic National Forest Office