Quinault Loop Trail

This popular loop trail provides access along the South Shore of Lake Quinault and extends into the Quinault Rain Forest (140-160 inches annual rainfall)

photo: Large mossy spruce trees surround the trail. Photo by Debbie Biddle.

Length: 3.90 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Allowed Uses: Boating, Motorized
Camping
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: T23N, R9W, Sec. 20, In Olympic National Forest, east of Lake Quinault, just off U.S. Highway 101.
State(s): Washington
Counties: Grays, Harbor
Longitude: -123.8621
Latitude: 47.4599

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Description

This popular loop trail provides access along the South Shore of Lake Quinault and extends into the Quinault Rain Forest (140-160 inches annual rainfall). Large conifers (Sitka Spruce, Douglas-fir, Western hemlock and Western red cedar), lush understory of vine maple, devils club and ferns are major attractions. The 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 rainforest.

Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 200
Elevation High Point: 450
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1979

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
(360) 374-6522
merickson@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic

 

Photos

Large mossy spruce trees surround the trail. Photo by Debbie Biddle.

Large mossy spruce trees surround the trail. Photo by Debbie Biddle.

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