Hoh River Trail

  • Bogachiel River Valley From The Hoh Lake Trail  - © Joshua Hudson flickr user
  • © Daniel Pellegrino flickr user
  • Hoh River  - © daveynin flickr user
  • Hoh River Trail  - © pfly flickr user
  • Hoh River Trail, on the way to Glacier Meadows.  - © Justin Burger flickr user
  • Hoh River, Olympic National Park - ©  Steve Voght flickr user
  • Lake Crescent Mountains  - © Selbe flickr user
  • Olympic National Park - Driving into the Hoh Rain Forest - ©  Brett Holt flickr user
  • © Optimism Steve Voght flickr user
  • Upper Hoh River Trail. Olympic National Park. - ©  David Lee flickr user

Key information: Hoh River Trail

  • The Hoh River Trail runs near the eponymous river, through the heart of the superb Hoh Rainforest on the western side of the Olympic National Park, among huge and ancient maple, spruce, Douglas fir and hemlock and giant ferns.
  • Just under 9km round trip, or you can continue on to Glacier Meadows. A place some 3 miles further on is claimed to be the quietest spot in the U.S. Hmm.
  • The Hoh is one of the busiest places in the Olympic NP due to it being the most famous rainforest.
  • Most hikers visit during the summer months, so we suggest you come in spring or on autumn weekends.
  • This is remote mountain walking, on which you will have to be self-sufficient and the weather is often bad here. Come prepared.


    For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Olympic Np walk page.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating80
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating80
  • Note: Neg: likely bad weather

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

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