Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail #855


Quinault National Recreation Trail System Vicinity Map

Quinault National Recreation Trail System vicinity map.

Rain Forest Nature Trail along Willaby Creek.

This heavily used 1/2 mile interpretive trail provides an excellent opportunity to view the temperate rainforest. Overlooking Willaby Gorge, the trail follows Willaby Creek, a typical rainforest stream. Experience stands of ancient large trees and view intepretive signs along the trail that describe aspects of oldgrowth forest ecology. 

The trail is compacted gravel and first 850 feet is accessible to individuals in wheelchairs. 

To view all segments of the Quinault National Recreation Trail System and learn more explore the Quinault National Recreation Trail System interactive map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Aberdeen, WA
Restroom: Flush Toilet (1) at trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Quinault Rain Forest Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District-Quinault office

General Information


Trail access from Quinault Rain Forest Trailhead.

From Aberdeen, WA travel north on US Highway 101 for 45 miles to the junction of South Shore Road. Turn right (east) and drive 1.4 miles to Quinault Rain Forest Trailhead on right side of South Shore Road.


Interpretive area with views of the lush Quinault Rain Forest on the edge of Willaby Creek Gorge.

Interpretive area with view of Willaby Creek.


Day Hiking

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
0.6 miles

  Elevation : 
200' - 250'