Hall of Mosses – Forks, Washington - Atlas Obscura

Hall of Mosses

Stroll through a wonderland of stupendous moss-covered trees. 

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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

The Hoh Rain Forest is on the west side of Olympic National Park, about a two-hour drive from Port Angeles, and about a 45-minute drive from Forks.  


The Hoh Rain Forest is accessed by the Upper Hoh Road off of Highway 101. An Olympic National Park pass (or a federal America the Beautiful pass) is required.  Facilities include a visitor center, restrooms, picnic areas. No food or gas. No pets on the trails.