Quinault National Recreation Trail System


Quinault National Recreation Trail System Vicinity Map

Quinault National Recreation Trail System vicinity map.

Area Status: Open
Visitors view the big tree on the Quinalt Nature Trail.

Visitors enjoy views of towering conifers and lush rain forest vegetation within the Quinault Rain Forest. Explore this trail system among ancient Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, western red cedar, and western hemlocks, on the south shore of Lake Quinault. The trails provide an excellent year-round opportunity to view the Olympic Rain Forest. Excellent opportunities for hiking with children, viewing rain forest scenery, bird watching and nature study. 

This system of interconnecting trails provides opportunities for everyone to enjoy the area, there are multiple access points in Quinault such as: Quinault Rainforest Nature TrailQuinault Loop Trail #854Gatton Creek Trail #888 or Wrights Canyon Trail.

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

Trail from Falls Creek to Lakeshore Trail, Quinault Lodge, walk in sites. Gatton Creek Trail Loop Along Quinault Loop Trail. Quinault Loop Trail in fall. Gatton Creek Trail travels through temperate rainforest and greenery

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Use caution, winter conditions exist
Open Season: Year-round, Weather dependent
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: No bikes or motorized vehicles on Quinault System Trails. Please keep dogs on leash.
Closest Towns: Aberdeen, WA
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


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

Recreation Map

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