ONP - Hall of Mosses Trail, Hoh Rainforest

ONP - Hall of Mosses Trail, Hoh Rainforest

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The Hoh Rainforest is a moderate or temperate rainforest, truly a rarity in the world and in the world of rainforests as well. There are actually three of this type though in Olympic National Park along the Quinalt, Queets and Hoh Rivers. Other temperate rainforests are also found in southern Chile, western British Columbia and New Zealand.

In late August of 2009 I walked the short Hall of Mosses Trail (round trip of less than 1.5 miles) with less than 100 feet of elevation gain. It is a wonderful hike of contrasts with mosses, ferns, fungus, tall firs, hemlocks and spruce as well as a truly unique glade of mossy, "dancing" maple trees. There are even a few wooden benches scattered along the paths to stop and rest and admire the beauty of a rainforest experience.

Feel free to add your images if you have walked this beautiful trail.


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Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Oct 24, 2009 2:50 am - Voted 10/10

What a great album!

Great photography of such a magical place. Thank you for putting this together. I really enjoyed it. Since I'm viewing it right before bedtime I hope to dream of dancing maple trees tonight ;) Cheers.


silversummit - Oct 24, 2009 9:56 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What a great album!

Yes, it is a wonderful place with special things to see at every turn. Thank you for your very kind words! Sweet dreams!

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Oct 24, 2009 9:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Love the Hoh!!

Thanks for posting. Makes me what to go back even more!


silversummit - Oct 24, 2009 9:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Love the Hoh!!

Thank you! Glad to hear from another Hoh fan!

Bill Reed

Bill Reed - Oct 25, 2009 2:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Love the Hoh!!

You may all ready be aware of this, but if you're not and you're interested, check out the Hoh River Trust at this link: http://www.hohrivertrust.org/
They're doing a lot the save and protect the river.


John Duffield

John Duffield - Oct 31, 2009 10:31 am - Voted 10/10


I was surprised how many of the largest trees of their species were in the park. Real monsters.


silversummit - Oct 31, 2009 11:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Olympic

Me too once I started hiking in the rainforest. I expected the mosses but all those tall, huge trees were amazing. Thanks for visiting.


myrone - Nov 1, 2009 8:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Emerald, green...my favorite color

Dang Girl!!!
Let's see some green already!!!!!
Beautiful, as always...........
Thank you for sharing, again.


silversummit - Nov 1, 2009 9:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Emerald, green...my favorite color

I aim to please! Thanks for noticing!

But I love icy white snow which we get so little of here in the Washington, DC area!

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