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Quinault Rain Forest Interpretive Trail

Location Pacific Ranger District T23N, R9W, Sec. 30
State(s) Washington
Counties Grays, Harbor
Type Nature Trail
Length 0.60 Miles / 0.97 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




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.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Open 24 Hours


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 30 inches.

Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted

Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Average Grade: 8%

Elevation Low Point: 200

Elevation High Point: 300

Year Designated: 1979

Date Last Updated: 01/30/2017


Contact Information

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


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