Visit the Hoh Rain Forest | Things To Do | The Olympic Peninsula

Magical. Diverse. Feed your need for nature and water under a canopy of trees.

The diverse and dramatic Hoh Rain Forest is one of the most popular destinations on the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Lush greenery abounds, thanks to an average 168 inches of annual rainfall.

Elk in the Hoh Rain Forest

Elk in the Hoh Rain Forest

Explore rushing rivers, tumbling waterfalls and miles of trails through dense rain and old-growth forests. Herds of Roosevelt elk accompany your views and world-class salmon and steelhead fishing beckons.

Glean some knowledge at the visitor center, pitch a tent on a mossy bed, walk a nature trail or venture beyond the beaten path. Experience the wonder of this one-of-a-kind spot.


Upper Hoh Road Construction

Impacts to Traffic

  • Travelers can expect Temporary Traffic Control Flaggers or
    Signals at MP 7.8 of Upper Hoh Rd for the wall construction
  • Expect delays up to a total of 30 minutes per passage through
    the project corridor during weekdays 8AM-5PM, and minimal
    delays at the signals during non-working hours.
  • Olympic National Park and businesses along Upper Hoh Road
    will remain accessible at all times during construction.
  • For more information, please visit the project website HERE.

Visit for updates or call the Olympic National Park Hotline at 360-565-3131.

Map of Olympic Peninsula Destination Area


  • Hall of Mosses Trail

  • Hoh River

  • Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center

  • Spruce Nature Trail

  • Waterfalls



  • RainFest at Forks: April

  • Quileute Days: July

  • Forks Old-Fashioned 4th of July: July

Stories FROM Hoh Rain Forest

Hoh Rain Forest sign in Olympic National Park

Hoh Rain Forest—One Square Inch of Silence

September 5, 2018

Here on the Olympic Peninsula, we know how to do quiet. Rain and old-growth forest, alpine wilderness, and spans of pristine lake shores and ocean beaches provide a soundtrack that’s pure nature. So, it’s no surprise the peninsula is also …

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