Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Video of Olympic National Park’s rain forest

Much of Olympic National Park consists of temperate rainforests. While not hot like a tropical jungle, Olympic receives plenty of rain – in some areas as much as 14 feet a year – and so is extremely wet and green, creating forests unlike any other in the United States.

An excellent day hike through an Olympic rain forest is the Marymere Falls Trail, which is easy to reach from Seattle. Another good route is The Hall of Mosses Trail, which heads into the Hoh Rain Forest.

Here’s a brief video showing a section of Olympic’s rainforests:

Learn more about national park day hiking trails in my Best Sights to See at America’s National Parks guidebook.