• Quinault Rain Forest and World's Largest Spruce - Quinault, Washington

      Quinault Rain Forest
      Photo by Dennis Goza
      When you think of rain forests, you may think of tropical regions, but this one in the Pacific Northwest is also quite impressive. Located within Olympic National Park, the Quinault Rain Forest is an awe-inspire preserve of flora and fauna, including elk, black bear, cougars and coyotes. An excellent location for an abundance of recreational activities, including hiking, camping, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing and river rafting. One of the park's distinguished features is the world's largest spruce tree, which is 191 feet tall with a diameter of nearly 19 feet, and is about 1000 years old.

      If you go:
      The address listed is for the district rangers' office, which will have information, as will the visitors center located at 6094-B US Hwy 101 in Amanda Park. The large spruce is located in Rain Forest Resort Village at 516 S. Shore Rd.


      353 South Shore Road
      Quinault, Washington 98575 USA

      Mailing address:
      PO Box 9
      Quinault, WA 98575 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Quinault Rain Forest Information Center
      +1 (360) 288-0571

      Quinault District Rangers Office
      +1 (360) 288-2525

      Rain Forest Resort
      +1 (360) 288-2535