Olympic National Park guide

Plan your trip to the giant trees and gorgeous beaches of Washington

Top wow spots of Olympic National Park

From glacier-carved lakes to lush rain forests, here is a constellation of views that no other national park can match

Hoh Rain Forest
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Hoh Rain Forest

The Hoh Rain Forest, a swath of green on the western edge of the park, is one of the dampest places in the continental United States (it soaks in an average of 12 to 14 feet of rain each year). See a rich spectrum of greens: the deep emerald of licorice fern, the wan olive of hanging club moss, and the turqoise of Sitka spruce needles. One of the best ways to see this verdant brilliance is the Hall of Mosses Trail by the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center.

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