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.


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.

2021 Trail Closures

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 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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