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Hoh Rainforest and Hall Of Mosses

18113 Upper Hoh Road, Washington

4.5/5
based on 11 reviews

Details

Distance

1.04 miles

Elevation Gain

203 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Jeff Richards

Explore amazing and unique scenery on the western side of Olympic National Park. This is an easy hike (0.8 miles for the Hall of Mosses or 1.25 miles for the Spruce Trail) with the option to camp by the Hoh River.

Starting at the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center, take the only trail out into the forest itself. After a few hundred yards there will be a sign pointing you in the direction of the Hall Of Mosses. Follow signs and a very well-maintained trail over crystal clear creeks and fallen trees until you reach the Hall Of Mosses trail junction. The trail itself is only a 0.8 mile loop, but is packed with what will be some of the most breathtaking and unique scenery you will ever see.

As the name suggests, everything is covered in moss, giving everything a very surreal and alien look and feel. As you walk through a section of maple trees, try to imagine that you are in a Dr. Seuss story.

After you complete the loop, you can continue on to do the 1.25 mile Spruce Trail, go set up camp in one of the tree campground loops right next to the visitor center, or, for the more ambitious, head out on the 17.3 mile Hoh River Trail to the base of Mount Olympus.

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Features

Camping
Fishing
Photography
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Wildlife

Reviews

The forest is out of this world, I could spend days just sitting in it. If you're going to photography it I recommend waiting for some good fog or overcast skies.

Such a beautiful and serene place. Feels like you're in a fairytale!

Leave No Trace

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Nearby

Backpack the Hoh River to Tom's Creek Campground

Climb Mount Olympus, Olympic NP

Hike the Hoh River Trail to Five Mile Island

Backpack the Hoh River Trail

Backpack the Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier

Spruce Nature Trail and Hall of Mosses Loop