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Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center, Olympic National Park

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Visit , a lush, green wonderland of ferns, mosses, and trees that form a canopy covering much of the area. The temperate rainforest stretches 39 km (24 mi) along the Hoh River, and it is partially contained and protected by Olympic National Park. Explore this river valley, created by glaciers thousands of years ago, via the various trails throughout the forest. For a short hike, try the Hall of Mosses Trail, a 1.3 km (.8 mi) journey, or walk the 1.9 km (1.2 mi) Spruce Nature Trail. If you are interested in a longer adventure, take on the 27.8 km (17.3 mi) Hoh River Trail. Stop by the visitor center for more information on the trails and diverse wildlife you will have the chance to see. Campsites are available in the park, but be prepared for heavy rain depending on the time of year. Plan your visit to Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Olympic National Park trip builder website.
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  • We were visiting in August and the wait to get in was four hours. All the cars were just stopped on the road, and the only movement was from people giving up and turning around. I never though to... 
    We were visiting in August and the wait to get in was four hours. All the cars were just stopped on the road, and the only movement was from people giving up and turning around. I never though to...  more »
  • We spent a day in the Hoh Rainforest, definitely a must-see if visiting Olympic National Park. It is one of the most popular areas, so parking can be difficult, but we arrived early and there were... 
    We spent a day in the Hoh Rainforest, definitely a must-see if visiting Olympic National Park. It is one of the most popular areas, so parking can be difficult, but we arrived early and there were...  more »
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  • This place has its own feels. So green and fresh with moss. There are many different trails for hiking and so many activities going on by the visitor center that needs to be coordinated with timing as the place is deep inside the park and parking is limited. Hall of mosses trail is great if you are in a hurry to have the view and not trade off time.
  • Other than the long line to get in this national park is Amazing. Although I wish I visited while it was raining. The trees didn't look as majestic as I envisioned them to be. The Spruce trail was the best. The opening to the river is so nice. Very easy and everyone l accessible. Saw plenty of kids and older people out here.

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