The hiking trails run behind the building and the views are incredible. The route ascends as you begin to see more creeks on the way to Cascade Falls at 2.2 miles. Seattle, WA 98104. View detailed trail descriptions, trail maps, reviews, photos, trail … Benches dot the sides of the trail, where you can pause to take in the sounds of birds and other critters here, though be aware that bugs are plentiful in early summer. Hike the Quinault Loop Trail. Proceed for 13.5 miles, coming to the Quinault River Bridge. 197 map. The Quinault Lake Loop is a mixed surface route that starts and ends in Olympic National Park. This popular loop trail provides access along the South Shore of Lake Quinault and extends into the Quinault Rain Forest (140-160 inches annual rainfall). Trailhead: From Port Angeles, take 101 west past Forks and turn right on South Shore Road, located 1 mile south of Amanda Park. Cross South Shore Road and in the direction of the Falls Creek Campground, where you will skirt campsites along the creek (this is to the northeast of the parking area for the Quinault Ranger Station). Opt for vigorous trails or family-friendly hikes under a rain-forest canopy or take in a scenic loop drive to get close to centuries-old trees, waterfalls and wildlife that will blow your mind. Enter a world of lush green under a towering rainforest canopy of Sitka spruce and western hemlocks. Area activities include fishing (with permit from the Quinaults), scenic drives (a loop around the lake is longer than 30 miles (48 km)), and hiking. The Lake is beautiful but the Quinault Indians do not allow boating of any kind on it (except for their members), so if you're interested in anything but swimming or viewing you may need to look elsewhere. Begin on the Quinault Rainforest Nature Loop Trail from the parking lot for less than a quarter-mile and continue left onto Quinault Loop Trail 854. My husband and I visited Lake Quinault while exploring the Olympic National Park. Along the drive, there were plenty of hikes to enjoy. Trailhead: From Port Angeles, head west on US-101 past Forks to South Shore Road. Description. Length 3.8 miElevation gain 367 ftRoute type Loop Bike the Great Outdoors. My husband and I visited Lake Quinault while exploring the Olympic National Park. https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/quinault-area-brochure.htm Since 1995, we've built travel guides that promote great outdoor destinations. Jerusalem, Israel 142 contributions 52 helpful votes. This mossy loop meanders through a boardwalked bog, past crashing creeks and the shore of Lake Quinault, returning via the shorter interpretive loop. It’s an ideal spot to pitch camp or set yourself up in a historic lodge that’s a National Parks treasure. Nearby trails make it easy to explore the temperate rain forest found on the western side of the Peninsula. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. In addition to the two 0.5-mile loop hikes mentioned above, we also took a stroll on the Cascade Falls Trail and part of the Gatton Creek Trail (both pictured below). July Creek Trail. Randonnées. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the historic Roosevelt Dining Room, curl up with a good book by the lake, paddleboard or fish in the afternoon sun, or venture deep into the temperate rainforest and enjoy the cool shade of the giant trees. Along the drive, there were plenty of hikes to enjoy. This is the kind of place to go when you wish for a misty rainy day, but last year was dry and we ended up having beautiful sunny weather. Looking for a short trail with lots of photo opportunities? On the opposite side of Lake Quinault (just under a 10-mile drive from the Quinault Rain Forest Trail) is the equally magnificent Maple Glade Rain Forest Trail. Then immediately turn right onto the North Shore Road. Getting to the trail can take a little while, but it’s a beautiful drive. Follow the trail along Quinault Lake, walking past the Lake Quinault Lodge before arriving at Falls Creek Campground. Explore the best trails in Quinault, Washington on TrailLink. Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. Rain Forest Nature Trail . Hike by WTA Correspondents: The Quinault National Recreation Trail System adjacent to the lodge on the south shore of Lake Quinault contains many family friendly hiking options to explore this unique ecosystem. Cross road to continue on the loop trail. We made it to Forks and walked on the beach at La Push and ate at their one local restaurant. After 0.4 miles, turn right following signage for Quinault Rainforest. Would stay again although it is a little PRICEY.. Dale États-Unis. Merriman Falls. Follow the trail along the edge of campground and Falls Creek to the South Shore Road. You can improve or add to this guidebook entry, Washington Trails Association Quinault Lake Loop Trail Hike the Quinault Loop Trail. Along the drive, there were plenty of hikes to enjoy. Trails at Quinault The first two trails have hard-packed surfaces and are accessible with assistance (they do not fully meet ADA standards but some users may be able to travel them). Turn left and drive 17 miles to North Fork Ranger Station at the end of the road to the trailhead. Hiking at Lake Quinault The primary purpose of our trip was to hike and explore the temperate rainforest at Quinualt. The area is accessible from U.S. Route 101. Quinault Lake lodge surrounding area second to none for nearby short hikes..the lake is pristine ..incredible forests. This loop trail is at the July Creek Picnic Area about 3.5 miles down the North Shore … Begins across the bridge from the Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station. Covering the Lower Quinault River Valley, this not-so-difficult trail places hikers in a canopy of ferns and mosses, hanging from trees that are nearly too tall to see the top. Turn left to cross and then make an immediate right on North Shore Road. Try one of the many off-road trails or consider the 30-mile Rainforest Loop Drive, beginning and ending at Lake Quinault Lodge, which loops around Lake Quinault, up the Quinault River into the Olympic National Park, and back around the other side. As a matter of fact, it runs the entire length of the ridge. Each trail was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979. Since we are currently traveling with our almost 2-year old, we stuck to pretty easy hikes. Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books), Buy the Green Trails Quinalt Lake No. Lake Quinault is owned by the Quinault Indian Nation. Nearby, Lake Quinault Lodge offers a restaurant and gift shop. The lodge serves as a trailhead hub, connecting miles of loop trails in the Quinault National Recreation Trail System. This waterfall is a classic to those who know the area well, but is often passed over … Trailhead: From Port Angeles, take US-101 west past Forks to Lake Quinault South Shore Road. The Lake Quinault Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula makes a great spring getaway destination. Quinault Loop Trail, starting from the Quinault Rain Forest Trailhead, will take you to an astonishing 4 miles trip around the area, revealing admirable views of Lake Quinault, as well as taking you through the magnificent temperate rainforest spread over the Olympic Peninsula. Cross the bridge over Kestner Creek, pick up a … Skinny-tire road bikes will not like the “roughly” 11 miles of packed dirt/gravel–especially the six miles on the North Shore Road, which also has some steep-ish hills up and down, unpaved part at all, so best to tackle the whole 31 miles on a gravel or mountain bike. Along the drive, there were plenty of hikes to enjoy. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Westport Dunes Trail and East Aberdeen Waterfront Walkway. Before it all shut down, we were able to experience Lake Quinault and lodge, the hiking trails were beautiful and the lake was just as beautiful. 705 2nd Ave, Suite 300 After 0.4 miles, turn right following signage for Quinault Rainforest. 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