Hall of Mosses – Forks, Washington - Atlas Obscura

Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees. 

The Hall of Mosses is the name of a distinct hiking trail in Olympic National Park, located in the Hoh Rainforest.

Plucked straight from a storybook, the trail is filled with old trees—a mixture of temperate bigleaf maples and Sitka spruces—draped in green and brown mosses.

Along the main trail, there is an otherworldly 200-foot side path which leads to an enchanting grove of giant maple trees, cloaked in hanging moss. One visitor to the trail wrote that “the trees stand like green-robed figures of eld.”

Know Before You Go

23 miles west of Austin, on Highway 71. Surrounded by the Hamilton Nature Preserve. They require reservations from May 15 to September 30.

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