Quinault area


Mystic forest in the Quinault area, Courtesy Larry Workman-QIN

Encompassing a canopy of ancient Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, western red cedar, and western hemlocks this area showcases ancient temperate rainforest of the Olympic Peninsula. Towering giant trees cloak the fern and moss laden forest floor in an ecosystem that contains more biomass per acre than any other forest type.

Camp or stay in the historic lodge along the shores of Lake Quinault and hike within the Quinault National Recreational Trail System. Hike within Colonel Bob Wilderness or along the West Fork Humptulips Trail.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Aberdeen, Forks
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District, Quinault Office

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From Port Angeles, WA take US Highway 101 West for 120 miles. ~ 3 hours drive time.

From Seattle, WA follow I-5 South to Exit 104, Highway 101 North, continue onto, WA-8 W to WA-12 W for 110 miles to Aberdeen. Then Head North on US Highway 101 for 45 miles.  ~ 3 hours drive time


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