When should I go to the Hoh rainforest?
The best time of year for sightseeing in Olympic National Park is spring through fall. This time of year is ideal because the rainforests can experience up to 50 inches of rain in the winter, and by late spring, the landscape is lush and vibrant with life.
Is Hoh Rainforest worth visiting?
The Hoh Rain Forest may be the most northern rain forest on Earth. You need to travel 18 miles from Route 101 to get there, but it’s very much worth the trip. The trees and all the vegetation are really amazing.
Is Olympic National Park open year round?
Olympic National Park is open 24 hours a day, year-round.
From October through May, some roads, campgrounds, and other visitor facilities are closed or have reduced hours. … Check current conditions for roads, campgrounds, and weather before your visit.
Does it snow in Olympic National Park in December?
In winter, much of is falls as snow, particularly above 3,000 feet in elevation. The typically snow-covered Hurricane Ridge provides opportunities for snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more.
What do you wear to the Hoh Rainforest?
A Sun Hat, Sunglasses and Sunscreen to Protect Yourself from the Sun. While Olympic can be wet, you will want to protect yourself when the sun is out. Bring a wide-brimmed hat, which is preferable over a baseball cap, to cover your entire face.
Which is better Quinault vs Hoh?
The Hoh is more dominated by big spruces. Quinault has more cedar. But Quinault also has world-record holding trees that are easily accessible (Quinault Big Cedar, the Big Spruce), historical interest (Kestner Homestead, Lake Quinault Lodge), the drop-dead gorgeous lake, and views of the snow-capped Olympics.
Is Hoh Rainforest dog friendly?
Unfortunately, dogs cannot go on the trails in the Hoh Rain Forest. … “Dogs are natural enemies to all creatures of the forest. For the protection of your pet, as well as yourself and other hikers, pets are not allowed on the trails.”