Quinault is a launch-point to adventure for people of all fitness levels. Here are four great day hikes in the area.
Busy Reader Highlights One of the most accessible trails in the Lake Quinault area The trail is very short and is also wheelchair accessible. Packs a punch At less than a half-mile long, the trail is very short. In that short space, though, it gives a great feel for the flora of the Quinault rain … Continue reading Maple Glade Nature Loop Trail near Lake Quinault
Busy Reader Highlights Easy. At only 1.1 miles long, the Kestner Homestead Trail is also very flat, making this a great selection for those looking for a relatively easy walk. Great for lovers of nature and lovers of history alike. The main attraction of the trail is the Kestner Homestead historical site, but getting there … Continue reading Kestner Homestead Trail: Short, Easy Hike near Lake Quinault
Mosses cover the deep forest, blanketing rocks and fallen trees, clinging to the living spruces and firs like babies embracing their mothers. In some places a pale-green, stringy species dangles from branches like clots of witch hair. The vast, living coat absorbs sound and leaves the whole area in a hush. This is Lake Quinault … Continue reading Lake Quinault in Winter: Introvert’s Delight
The list of “Places I’ve Been in Washington” is pretty extensive, but one place stands out above ALL the others. You’ll find it on the western side of the Olympic Peninsula, right off State Route 101. It doesn’t get the press that Mount Rainier or Seattle gets, but for my money there’s no place in … Continue reading Things to Do at Lake Quinault