CHS 2 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Hoh River Trail

GO GETTER HIKE...This hike is led at a CHS 2 pace.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 26.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

We will depart from the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center trailhead at 6:00 am Saturday morning to ensure we will complete this beautiful hike by 6:30pm.  Therefore, we are requiring all CHS 2 hikers to camp at the Hoh Campground or lodge in Forks Friday evening.  Carpool according to your lodging location Friday evening and Saturday evening after the hike.  Lodging in Forks will require you to depart for the Rainforest Visitor Center Saturday morning by 4:30am.  You will have a 25 mile drive on South Hwy 101 (Olympic Loop Highway) to Upper Hoh Road.  You then head east (turn left) on the Upper Hoh Road for 19 miles to the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center.  This drive should take about 70 minutes.  Please be at the trailhead by 5:45 am so we can depart at 6:00am sharp.

I will be leaving for the Hoh Campground Thursday afternoon to secure a campsite or two for those of us camping there Friday and/or Saturday evening.  I will be staying in Forks Saturday night after the hike.  Please let me know your lodging plans.  

You will be extremely tired once you complete the 26.5 mile hike so I recommend you stay at the campsite Saturday evening or lodge in Forks that night.  I want you all to return safely home.  Therefore, plan on having dinner accordingly.

A CHS 2 hike beginning at the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center and proceeding along the Hoh River trail for 13.25 glorious miles to our turnaround point at the High Hoh Bridge.  The High Hoh bridge spans a spectacular canyon worth a photo or two.  En route to and from the bridge we will view large specimens of Sitka Spruce, western red cedar, Douglas fir, western hemlock, groves of big leaf maple covered with moss, and shrubs and ferns.  The gravel bars and rapids of the river are never far from the trail.  We may have the opportunity to view Roosevelt Elk or a bear or two.  The trail only climbs 780 feet to High Hoh bridge.  Suggest utilizing Green Trails Map 133S, Seven Lakes Basin.


Hoh River Trail

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