When I visited this area of Olympic National Park in March, I had sunny skies and mild temperatures. With my limited time, I opted to walk the Hall of Mosses trail and a little of the Hoh River trail. The drive in and out of the Hoh Rain Forest was a real treat, following the river with little openings exposing the mountains in the background. Enjoy the mosses, ferns, and trees from my quick, but beautiful trip.
I had been to the Hoh Rain Forest before, but had never even heard of Quinault until my most recent visit to the Olympic Peninsula. I was making my travel plans and took the suggestion of an awesome guidebook, and several people, to explore the Quinault area. I didn't quite know what to expect, but I left from breakfast at the Kalaloch Lodge with an open mind and nearly an empty tank of gas - so I had to stop anyway. I gassed up, turned on to the South Shore Road and was instantly in love with the area.
Highlights: Gorgeous lake views, rivers and creeks, waterfalls, moss-covered trees, mountain views, and more.
I drove South Shore Road, with a few stops to walk around, deep into the valley and back on the North Shore Road. Do it however you want, but make sure you drive the North Shore Road. Enjoy the forest, wherever you can!