Family Travel: Olympic National Park Part 2: Hoh Rainforest

Updated October 2018:  This is a post I brought over from DeliciousLA since it was a wonderful trip, and I hope this guide is helpful to those who might be interested in travelling to Olympic National Park.

This is part 2/3 of our Olympic National Park trip report.  *Activities in this post are suitable for healthy individuals from 2 years old to 70 years old. We did backpack carry our 2 year old in a Tula carrier at times on the hikes. 

On day 4, we moved rental homes from the east side of Olympic National Park (Lake Sutherland) to southwest Quinault Rainforest (Amanda Park/ Lake Quinault) area.  On our drive over, we stopped for lunch and some groceries at Forks (biggest town on the way to Lake Quinault), and visited the awesome Hoh Rainforest. 

When people think of Olympic National Park, Hoh Rainforest comes up as one of the top highlights.  I’ll let the pictures do the talking 🙂 

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Hoh Rainforest Tips:

  • Family friendly trails:  1) Hall of Moss Trail- less than 1 mile, easy, flat – above photos are from this walk.  We did not have time for the 2) Sitka Nature Trail 1.25 miles, 50ft elevation, can be wet and muddy.
  •  It is possible to see Roosevelt Elk in the early evening and dusk, but we did not.

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