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Hoh River
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Hoh River
The Hoh Valley is known throughout world for its grand forests with 200 foot tall canopies. This trail is traveled by many as it leads to one of the best places in the Olympic Mountains, Mount Olympus. The first 12 miles of the trail are flat while huge trees compete for your attention. Other sites here include eagles and ravens perched high in trees waiting for salmon and steelhead to swim by in the river. After about 12 miles of easy hiking, the trail begins to slowly climb and at 13 miles you will see the river swimming through a canyon more than 100 feet deep. Here you cross the canyon via a bridge. On the other side, the trail begins its ascent up a series of switchbacks. Reach Glacier Meadows after a couple more miles where you will see Olympus standing tall in addition to beautiful fields of wildflowers. Here you'll find several camps but you should note they are on a first-come first-served basis.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
River 34 mi 2 / 5 7.7 / 10 2000 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Horses

Accessibility
April-October

Permits
A National Parks Pass is required to park here.
 
Hike Featured In...
Day Hiking Olympic PeninsulaDay Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Port Angeles, south 14 miles on U.S. 101 to Upper Hoh River Road. Turn left and drive 18 miles to the Hoh Ranger Station and the trailhead.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Park
Wilderness Info Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.565.3100
http://www.nps.gov/olym

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #133 Mount Tom
#133 Mount Tom
Green Trails #134 Mount Olympus
#134 Mount Olympus
USGS Owl Mountain
Owl Mountain
USGS Mount Tom
Mount Tom
USGS Bogachiel Peak
Bogachiel Peak
USGS Mount Carrie
Mount Carrie
USGS Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus
Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin - Hoh
Seven Lakes Basin - Hoh
Custom Correct Mount Olympus Climber's Map
Mount Olympus Climber's Map
Permits
National Parks Pass
National Parks Pass
Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hoh River - From snagaduck\'s hike report on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
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