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Hoh Rain Forest Loop

Short but beautiful hike in the Hoh Rain Forest.

Hiking Easy

2 km
6 m
6 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
178 m
High Point
184 m
Hoh Rain Forest Loop Map

This short hike affords enchanting scenery deep beneath the canopy of the rain forest. The deep, lush forest covered in moss is a result of the incredible 140 inches of precipitation that the Hoh Rain Forest receives every year. "The Hoh is one of the finest remaining examples of temperate rainforest in the United States and is one of Olympic National Park’s most popular destinations,” according to NPS.gov.


"The Hoh is home to some of North America’s giants,” the NPS continues. "As you traverse the trails, you may feel miniscule in comparison to the Sitka Spruce, Red Cedar, Big Leaf Maple and Douglas Fir that thrive here."

Combine the Hoh Rainforest Loop with the Hall of Mosses Trail for a slightly longer hike.

Please note that pets are not allowed on any trails in the Hoh Rain Forest.



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Picturesque
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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