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The Hoh River Trail begins in the heart of the Hoh Rainforest—one of the most incredible rainforests in the world! "You can’t escape a sense of magic at the Hoh,” writes Susan Elderkin on [WTA.org](https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/hoh-river-trail-to-five-mile-island).
"The huge trees, the cascading moss, the birds and Roosevelt elk, the Olympic Mountains rising above and the broad river valley extending up and downstream all add up to make this a hike that must be done at least once in a lifetime.” The Hoh River Trail is actually quite an easy hike, with a low grade and well-maintained trail tread.
This mellow hiking trail runs through the rainforest and along the banks of the Hoh River.
This otherworldly landscape makes the Hoh River Trail one of the most renowned hikes in Washington State. While the entire trail runs 17.4 miles one-way, you can hike as far as you want, and then turn around and return the way you came.
A popular turn around point for day hikers is Five Mile Island, which "offers a sunny lunch spot with views of Bogachiel Peak,” according to Elderkin.
Sources: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/hoh-river-trail-to-five-mile-island https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/hoh-river-trail.htm