Among the only protected temperate rain forests in the Northern Hemisphere, the Hoh Rain Forest is a not-to-be-missed attraction on the West Side of the Olympic Peninsula.
The Hoh Rain Forest is one of four rain forests on the Olympic Peninsula. However, it is the only one that has been awarded the distinction of being a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Its unique ecosystem has remained unchanged for thousands of years and it is now the most carefully preserved rain forest in the northern hemisphere.
There are three loop trails near the Visitor Center are easy to stroll and give a great sampling of the area.
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Fun fact: The Hoh River has a unique color, compared to rivers along the western slopes of the Olympic National Park. Often described as a milky blue color, the Hoh River is actually full of glacial sediment, which causes the blueish tint.