Hoh Rainforest

Hoh Rainforest, campground and hiking opportunities within a premier example of North Americas temperate rain forest a must-visit location.

On Washington's Olympic Peninsula, tucked in a valley on the western side of the Olympic National Park, is the Hoh Rainforest and Visitor Center. Encompassing 24 miles of low elevation forest along the Hoh River, this coastal temperate rain forest is one of the largest in the U.S.

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Hoh Mini Trail in the Hoh RainforestThe Hoh Mini Trail is level and paved. Photo taken in January.
Hoh Campground photo of sign showing campground layoutHoh Campground sign showing campground layout
Mossy maple trees in the Hoh Rainforest - a typical sceneMossy maple trees in the Hoh Rainforest - a typical scene in May, when even the air seems green.
Signpost marking trails in the Hoh RainforestSignpost marking trails in the Hoh. Photo taken in May.
Tourists walking through the Hoh RainforestTwo Swiss tourists to the Hoh Rainforest. Once they passed this maple festooned with moss, they turned and stared, mouths agape in wonder.

Cities Near the Hoh Rainforest

  • Forks: (31 miles; 47 minutes)
  • Port Angeles: 88 miles (approx. 2 hours)
  • Aberdeen: 112 miles (approx. 2.25 hours)
  • Seattle (via Bainbridge ferry): 138 miles (approx. 3.7 hours)
    Or: 211 miles (approx. 4.1 hours) via Olympia, Hwy 12, and Hwy 101 along the WA coast (no ferries)

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