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green Hall of Mosses Trail

Trail

0.7 mile 1.2 kilometer point to point
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 376' 115 m
Descent: -290' -88 m
High: 739' 225 m
Low: 615' 188 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

A short loop that dips its toes into the magnificent Hoh rainforest.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Wildlife

Family Friendly This trail's short length, gentle grades, and enchanting rainforest ecosystem provide families with children a great option to get out and hike.

Description

This short, easy loop winds through old growth temperate rain forest with minimal elevation gain. This is a great option for families looking to take a quick stroll through the rainforest or for someone looking to tack on an extra mile to a hike.

This loop can be done in conjunction with Mini Trail and Spruce Nature Trail to create a slightly longer hike.

Flora & Fauna

Mild winters, cool summers and up to 12 feet of annual precipitation produce the giant conifers that dominate this rain forest, one of the most spectacular examples of temperate rain forest in the world.

Big-leaf maple and vine maple host an abundance of epiphytes (plants growing upon other plants) that give the rain forest its characteristic look and ethereal quality. A plethora 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. The eternal cycle of life and death is strikingly apparent in this magnificent forest community.

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Jun 26, 2019
Steve Schonert
12h 43m
Jun 26, 2019
Kristin Horton
Jun 18, 2019
Shane Bruhnke
1mi
Jun 17, 2019
Andie Robinson
Beautiful trail. Warm sunny day. 0.7mi — 0h 45m
Jun 1, 2019
Phil Kwon
May 19, 2019
Stephanie Funk
Very easy short loop, fairly trafficked, but a nice view of the rainforest.
May 14, 2019
Kelsey Eliason
1h 00m
May 11, 2019
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  4.4 from 31 votes

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in Washington

#66

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