• Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center

    18113 Upper Hoh Rd, Forks, WA 98331, United States .

    Hoh Rainforest is located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state.  As one of the largest temperate rainforests in the U.S., it showcases the natural beauty of Olympic National Park and is one of the most visited sites. Visitors enjoy walking the Hall of Mosses or Spruce Nature Trails while learning about the ecosystems of the Rainforest and the rivers.   It is also the starting point for the Hoh River Trail leading to Olympus Guard Station, Lewis Meadows and ultimately Glacier Meadows  at the foot of Mt Olympus.  Climbing Mt Olympus (7,980 ft) requires technical skills and equipment but is well worth the effort.

  • Ruby Beach

    Highway 101 Olympic National Park .

    Ruby Beach is the northernmost of the southern beaches of Kalaloch in the coastal section of Olympic National Park. It is located on Highway 101, in Jefferson County, 27 miles south of the town of Forks. It is known for its scenic sea stacks and tide pools, while also providing miles of shoreline to stroll.

  • Rialto Beach

    Rialto Beach, Washington, USA .

    One of the most popular and accessible sandy stretches on the Olympic Peninsula, Rialto Beach is located just over 20 miles west of Forks off U.S. Highway 110. Walk for miles on a cobbled beach, slip through a sea-carved arch at low tide or fly a kite in the salty breeze. Rialto Beach is also a prime surfing destination.

  • Forks

    Forks, WA, USA .

    Forks is a hub for the west side of the Olympic Peninsula, with the Twilight Forever Collection in the Rainforest Arts Center in the middle of town and the Timber Museum at the south end of town bringing visitors from around the globe.  Forks Chamber of Commerce offers free Logging Tours in the summer (check for schedule and availability with the Chamber of Commerce).  Shopping is easy and fun, after eating a meal or getting a coffee drink.  

    The Fourth of July Celebration, Rainfest in April, and Heritage Days in October are family friendly events to enjoy.  West End Thunder short track racing is also popular during the summer.   Check the event calendar of the Forks Chamber of Commerce for dates and times.  

    Covid19 has impacted some events so calling ahead is a good idea.



  • Lake Crescent

    Lake Crescent, Washington 98363, USA .

    Nestled in the northern foothills of the Olympic Mountains, Lake Crescent and Marymere Falls lie about 40 miles north and east of Forks on Highway 101. The pristine waters of this deep, glacially carved lake make it an ideal visitation point for those in search of natural beauty.  Picturesque nearby Marymere Falls is a short hike away, on the Mt Storm King trail.  

  • Sol Duc Falls

    Sol Duc Falls, Port Angeles, WA, USA .

    A one mile trail leads through a higher elevation old growth forest with Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock, many ferns, lichens and mosses.  Sol Duc Falls is a stunning example of a mountain stream cutting down to bedrock and tumbling down the mountain. 

    From this point, hikers may continue on trails into the interior of the magnificent Olympic National Park.  Hikers into the interior need permits available on the Olympic National Park website. 

  • Olympic National Park

    Olympic Mountains, Washington, USA .

    Olympic has a little bit of everything - high mountain peaks, broad sandy beaches, lush rain forests, and so much more.

  • The Big Cedar Tree—One of Olympic National Park’s hidden gems

    Big Cedar Tree Kalaloch, U.S. 101, Forks, WA, USA .

    Discover one of the impressive trees in the Pacific Northwest, a nearly 1000-year-old western red cedar. Located between Ruby Beach and Fourth Beach on US Hwy. 101 in Olympic National Park, you’ll find a sign for the Big Cedar Tree leading east to a parking area. It’s a short, easily accessible walk to the tree. It used to stand over 175 feet tall, the third largest of its species, but a storm in March 2014 split the behemoth nearly in half. Now it provides an example of the cycle of life as it decomposes and becomes a nurse log for a new generation of giants. While you’re there, continue on the short quarter-mile trail that leads to a whole grove of ancient western red cedars.

  • River Fishing - Hoh, Sol Duc, Bogachiel, Calawah, Queets & Quinault Rivers

    Hoh River, Washington, USA .

    The rivers of the west side Olympic Peninsula are all free flowing from mountains in the heart of Olympic National Park to the Pacific ocean. Most are no more than 50 miles long which is why they tolerate the abundance of rainfall that we receive annually. The Queets, Quinault and Hoh rivers are large glacier fed systems and produce some of the largest Steelhead and Salmon on the west coast. 

    There are numerous spring and snow melt fed rivers on the north coast, including the Sol Duc, Calawah, Bogachiel, Clearwater and some lesser known rivers including the Lyre, Pysht, Hoko and Sekui Rivers. These rivers tend to be very stable, not changing significantly from year to year, but they do vary dramatically in character. From steep bedrock systems like the Sol Duc and Calawah with technical white water floats to large alluvial systems like the Bogachiel and Quillayute to small lowland coastal rivers like the Dickey, Hoko and Pysht. Picking the right river based upon run timing and conditions is key.

    Credit: Chrome Chaser’s Fly Fishing Home - Chrome Chasers Fly Fishing

  • La Push

    La Push, WA, USA .

    La Push is home to the Quileute Nation and First Beach, one of the many beautiful beaches west of Forks.  Second and Third Beach are also nearby.  Surfers often enjoy the waves at First Beach, while others enjoy walks along the shore.  Hiking into Second or Third Beaches offers visitors a view of sea stacks, tide pools and long beaches. 

    At this time, due to CoVid restrictions, the village of LaPush, First and Second Beaches are closed to visitors.   Third beach remains open with limited parking.