Quinault Loop Trail

Type: Backcountry
Length: 3.90 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Boating, Motorized
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.
States: Washington
Counties: Grays, Harbor
Latitude: 47.4599   Longitude: -123.8621

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This popular loop trail provides access along the South 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
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 200
Elevation High Point: 450
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



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