Quinault National Recreation Trails

Enjoy an easy four-mile loop hike with 400 feet of elevation gain. The trail travels along the south shore of Lake Quinault and through the surrounding forest with towering trees, cedar bogs, and small waterfalls. Interconnecting trails offer options to lengthen or shorten the hike. And the world's largest Sitka spruce is not to be missed.

Getting There

From US-101 ~37 miles north of Hoquiam and just after Milepost 125, turn right onto South Shore Road. Drive 2.2 miles on South Shore Road to the Pacific Ranger Station, just past the Lake Quinault Lodge.

On the Trail

  1. Hike the four-mile loop in either direction or from various starting points. Other nearby trails and attractions include the Rain Forest Nature Trail Loop, a self-interpretive ½-mile hike, the world's largest Sitka spruce, and  Lake Quinault Lodge.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 400 ft
  • 475 ft
  • Green Trails Lake Quinault No. 197
  • Custom Correct Quinault-Colonel Bob

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Lake Quinault Loop Trail

Day Hiking Trip
Enjoy an early spring four-mile loop hike.
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Sat, Apr 6, 2024
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 leader
Registration opens Mar 10
Olympia Branch
Joseph Natterer
Qualified Youth Leader
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