6.16.2021: La Push Beach on the Quileute Tribal lands is still closed to the general public until further notice. This includes La Push, First Beach and the Second Beach Trailhead.
From the historic timber town of Forks to the surfboard-worthy waves and sea stacks of First Beach at La Push, this Olympic Peninsula region is ideal for those seeking coastal experiences and adventure, the lush Hoh Rain Forest or to explore the town made famous by the Twilight Saga novels.
Discover 70 miles of protected coastline and a sanctuary teeming with wildlife, from tidal pools to eagles to deer–and sometimes cougar and bear! Hike forested trails, explore the Quillayute River brimming with salmon and trout and dig into the deep–rooted culture of the local Native American tribes, like the Quileute, Hoh and Makah.
The town of Forks is the ideal basecamp for Olympic Peninsula adventure and a destination on its own, drawing Twilight fans from around the globe. Imagine walking with the “warewolves” on the beach, or exploring the forest with “vampires.” Take the self-guided Twilight tour provided by the Forks Visitor Information Center and check out our digital Twilight Drive the Loop map for more ways to explore!
HOH RAIN FOREST AREA ALERTS – Spring 2021
Hall of Mosses Trail Closures
The Hall of Mosses Trail will be closed during the scheduled dates listed in the table below. The work is anticipated to be complete by June 17, 2021. This project will repair sections of poor trail tread and improve drainage. Please expect noise and work activity on the Mini Loop Trail during work days as the trail crew will be using power carriers to transport gravel and work materials. The Mini Loop Trail, Spruce Nature Trail and Hoh River Trail will remain open during this trail project.
Upper Hoh Road Construction
Visitors to the Hoh Rain Forest should be aware of traffic delays due to road work on Upper Hoh Road outside the park near milepost 10 at Canyon Creek. On weekdays between 8am-5pm, expect flaggers and delays up to 30 minutes through the project limits (Milepost 3 through Milepost 11). Outside of these work hours, drivers should expect minor delays at the temporary traffic signals for alternating single-lane traffic in operation 24 hours a day.
Visit https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/conditions.htm for updates or call the Olympic National Park Hotline at 360-565-3131.