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Hall of Mosses Trail

 13 votes

0.7 Miles 1.2 Kilometers


Singletrack

179' 55 m

Ascent

-124' -38 m

Descent

766' 233 m

High

664' 202 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Unknown

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

Brian Smith

Overview

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.
Dogs: No Dogs

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 as ‘nurselogs.' The eternal cycle of life and death is strikingly apparent in this magnificent forest community.

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Oct 13, 2017
Julie Kathleen
Sep 18, 2017
Holly Huston
Aug 31, 2017
Stanley Phillips
Aug 29, 2017
Melanie Redden
came in the morning to beat the crowds. lighting was good great place with massive trees, ferns, lichens etc.
Aug 29, 2017
Jeff Boyle
Lovely walk on a sunny morning with a picnic lunch afterwards
Aug 26, 2017
Todd L
Aug 26, 2017
Yoran Chiron
Aug 24, 2017
James Zhou

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  4.3 from 13 votes

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