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Quinault Rain Forest Trail #855

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0.6 mile 0.9 kilometer loop
86% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 114' 35 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 469' 143 m
Low: 352' 107 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Enjoy views of towering conifers and lush rainforest vegetation along this interpretive trail.

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Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

A Northwest Forest Pass or a Golden Passport (Eagle, Age, or Access) is required on each vehicle parked at the trailhead. Day & Annual Passes are available at Forest Service offices and vendors. Note: A $5 day pass is available at trailhead.

Overview

This trail provides an excellent opportunity to view the Olympics temperate rain forest. The first 1100ft. is barrier-free and accessible to individuals in wheelchairs. A great trail for families with children, and viewing scenery and wildlife.

Runner Notes

Generally used by families, or hikers taking this interpretive trail very slowly, this is not an optimal running trail. Choose another route if you're looking for a workout.

Description

The Rain Forest Nature Trail is a short 1/2 mile nature trail with colored signs interpreting the Olympic Rain Forest.

Flora & Fauna

Dense old-growth conifer forest with lush understory of rainforest vegetation. The trail parallels Willaby Creek Gorge for a short distance which is home to ferns, moss, and lichens.

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