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.

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

  • 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—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 home to the quietest spot in the country. “One Square Inch of Silence” is a noise-control project spearheaded by Gordon …

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