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Itinerary 3: Hoh River, Kalaloch Lodge at Olympic National Park

Itinerary 3:
Day 1: Seattle - Lake Quinault (156 miles)
Day 2:Hoh River, Kalaloch Lodge at Olympic National Park
Day 3: Forks - Olympic National Park
Day 4: Sol Duc - Lake Crescent (35 miles)
Day 5: Lake Crescent - Seattle (110 miles)

Day 2 - Hoh River, Kalaloch Lodge at Olympic National Park

Hoh River, Kalaloch Lodge at Olympic National Park
Ruby Beach:
A short hike with a view. One of Washington’s most picturesque beaches, it has all the drama of seastacks, driftwood, the meandering creek and sand and gravel beach.
Hoh Rainforest and the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center:
Exhibits about the mossy, giant fern filled, temperate rain forests. Two self-guided nature trails near the Visitor Center -- the ¾ mile loop Hall of Mosses Trail, and the 1 ¼ mile loop Spruce Trail. The Spruce Trail follows the river and winds through old-growth hemlock, red alder and maple forests.

Optional activity:
Float trip on the Hoh River: Gigantic trees tower all around this spectacular glacier-fed river. Winding down from Mt. Olympus the water is a magnificent turquoise-green color from the glacier flour. Raftable year-round. Kalaloch Beach: Look for beacon lights from the 1891 lighthouse on far off Destruction Island.
Dinner and overnight at Kalaloch Lodge:
Experience the wild, wondrous beauty of the Olympic coastal Enjoy a sumptuous meal including the freshest seafoods while taking in the unbeatable views. When dinner is finished, enjoy a restful night in one of lodge’s fine guest rooms or cabins.

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