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The Quinault Rainforest is one of the more rugged sections of the park, especially in comparison with the popular Hoh Rainforest. The Quinault represents a "middle child" of Olympic's three rainforests and offers visitors the best of both worlds.

It is possible to access the rainforest from the road although you won't be able to fully appreciate the beauty of the area until you hit the trails. With 13 miles of trail, the area has a broad range of difficulty of travel, with just as many family friendly trails accessible from the road as longer distance backpacking routes. Whether you have a few hours or a few days, the Quinault has a trail for you.

A bit of solitude is one of the highlights of this region, and you'll have left RV's, tour busses, and the majority of other Olympic visitors at the Hoh Rainforest. Instead, keep an eye out for the full-time residents of the area such as elk and bear.

The extra effort necessary to access the Quinault Rainforest is well worth it, and visitors will leave feeling refreshed by this wild area.

Difficulty: On the Road

Gem Type: Other

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Mikhaila Redovian

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