The temperate rain forests in Olympic National Park in Washington are incredibly green and lush. From the visually amazing Hall of Mosses in Hoh Rain Forest to the centuries old rain forests bordering Lake Quinault, here's what to see with one weekend in the area.
Old Big Leaf Maple Trees Moss and really-big-tree enthusiasts love Olympic. This photograph was taken at the Fairholm camping grounds. Visit the Hoh and Quinault Rain Forests for more giant trees and moss-covered canopies.
Hurricane Ridge From Port Angeles, drive south on Hurricane Ridge road for 17 miles. Named for the 75-mile-an-hour winds that can blow here in winter, in summer the Ridge is merely spectacular, offering amazing views of the Olympic Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula coastline. Two good easy hikes start near the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center: Hurricane Hill and Cirque Rim