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Olympic National Park Day Trips

This temperate rainforest in Olympic National Park is a lush, green canopy of giant trees, mosses and ferns.  The enchanting environment comes from the 12 to 14 feet of rain that falls in the forest each year.  With a mix of  very short hikes and longer adventures, you can easily experience this unique ecosystem that has been untouched and preserved for thousands of years.  Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock trees grow to over 300 feet tall in the Hoh, set amongst fallen nurse logs giving life to the next generation of the rain forest. 

Note:  If you are visiting in the rainy season, look for the Banana Slug!  The second largest species of land slug in the world, the Banana Slug weighs in at a quarter of a pound!