Quinault Rain Forest Interpretive Trail

photo: Rainforest area of the trail. Photo by Debbie Biddle.

Length: 0.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Pacific Ranger District T23N, R9W, Sec. 30
State(s): Washington
Counties: Grays, Harbor
Longitude: -123.86081
Latitude: 47.46036

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This is a short loop nature trail with signs interpreting the temperate rain forest. Large conifers, lush under story of vegetation, and beautiful stream to see from trail.

Shore of Lake Quinault and extends into the Quinault Rain Forest (140-160 inches annual rain fall). Large conifers (Sitka Spruce, Douglas-fir, Western hemlock and Western red cedar), lush under story of vine maple, devils club and ferns are major attractions. Trail connects two campgrounds, Rain Forest Nature Trail, and the Lake Quinault Lodge Resort. One of the best trails on the Olympic Peninsula to see the temperate rain forest.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 8%
Maximum Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 200
Elevation High Point: 300
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details
Website: WTA Trail Detail

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Molly Erickson
Olympic National Forest
Pacific Ranger District
437 Tillicum Ln.
Forks , WA 98331 -5423
(360) 374-6522



Rainforest area of the trail. Photo by Debbie Biddle.

Rainforest area of the trail. Photo by Debbie Biddle.


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