The temperate rain forests in Olympic National Park in Washington are incredibly green and lush. From the visually amazing Hall of Mosses in Hoh Rain Forest to the centuries old rain forests bordering Lake Quinault, here's what to see with one weekend in the area.
At the center of the Olympic Peninsula, encompassing the steep mountain heights is the Olympic National Park; and on the mid elevations surrounding the park is the scenic Olympic National Forest. The forest offers a diverse landscape ranging from lush ancient rain forests to deep canyons to high mountain ridges to ocean beaches.
Old Big Leaf Maple Trees Moss and really-big-tree enthusiasts love Olympic. This photograph was taken at the Fairholm camping grounds. Visit the Hoh and Quinault Rain Forests for more giant trees and moss-covered canopies.
Hoh Rainforest - The Hoh Rainforest is located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington State, USA. It is one of the largest temperate rainforests in the U.S. Within Olympic National Park, the forest is protected from commercial exploitation
Olympic National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Washington, USA. With an area of 628,115 acres (2,541.89 km2), it nearly surrounds Olympic National Park and the Olympic Mountain range. Olympic National Forest contains parts of Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, and Mason counties. The landscape of the national forest varies, from the temperate Olympic rain forest to the salt water fjord of Hood Canal to the peaks of Mt. Washington.