HIGHWAY 101 MILEPOST 200 TO MILEPOST 100
MILEPOST 200-199...... BEAVER
MILEPOST 193...... LA PUSH # 1 MUST SEE SPOT. BEACH WASHINGTON TOURISM ALWAYS SHOWS ON BROCHURES. TOWN WITH SEA STACKS.
Turn onto Highway 110 (only one choice) and follow to end of the road. Road goes by Third beach trailhead and Second beach trailhead and ends at La Push's city limit 1st beach. La Push has campground and RV park and cabins and Luxury Condos and new restaurant and marina. It is only resort ON the beach and is THE BEST PLACE TO STAY regardless of the level of luxury you seek. As they say "...Our style at La Push is relaxed, giving you the opportunity to rest with the rhythms of the land. About a mile before road ends is a mini-mart on left. At back of minimart are coin operated SHOWERS.
MILEPOST 193...... RIALTO (REE..AL..TOE) BEACH TRAILHEAD Turn onto Highway 110 (only choice). 7.6 miles down the road is turn off to Rialto/Mora Beach Trailhead. Follow road to end. About 3 miles from parking lot you will pass Mora Ranger station - not always open but full service station. If you are planning to hike entire coast - you can store cache of supplies with rangers or with us. At end you will encounter 2 parking lots. Left parking lot is for hikers and right parking lot is for day visitors. Right parking lot has bathroom and bulletin board. Bulletin board is trailhead. Water spigots are available at trailhead. If walking to Rialto from Ozette - you can't walk down beach to your car.. get off beach and walk thru day visitor parking lot to your vehicle.
Even though Mora campground is close...Don't camp at MORA - it is usually full, damp, and dark. Use 3rd beach (FREE & INFO BELOW) or LA PUSH (INFO ABOVE) or FREE CAMPGROUND - TUMBLING RAPIDS (MILEPOST 203). DON'T MISS STAYING AT LA PUSH (SEE INFO ABOVE) - RIGHT ON BEACH AND WELL...SEE INFO ABOVE.
Mora is the closest ranger station, FORKS' ranger station is NOW CLOSED and was located center of FORKS right on Highway 101.
MILEPOST 193...... THIRD BEACH TRAILHEAD Turn onto Highway 110 (only choice). 11.4 miles down the road is Third Beach parking area and trailhead. Third Beach is a gravel pull off to the left of the highway. 1.25 miles from parking lot is the beach - an easy walk. You can camp on the beach or continue less than 2 miles down Highway 110 and reach a minimart and COIN SHOWERS and campground and cabins, and motel and LUXURY CONDOS ON BEACH - WITH HOT TUBS and a restaurant at LA PUSH ( SEE INFO ABOVE ). Don't camp at MORA - it is usually full, damp, and out of your way. Use 3rd beach (free) or LA PUSH or FREE CAMPGROUND - TUMBLING RAPIDS (MILEPOST 203). Mora is closest ranger station.
MILEPOST 193...... SECOND BEACH TRAILHEAD DO NOT TRY TO HIKE FROM 2ND BEACH TO 3RD BEACH..TOO MANY HAVE DIED TRYING.
Turn onto Highway 110 (only choice). 12.7 miles down the road is Second Beach parking area and trailhead. A mile further down the road is the town of LA PUSH . it has a restaurant, campgrounds, cabins, minimart, luxury condos, etc. ( see INFO ABOVE ). This is great place to get burgers, ice cream, etc. It has a coin operated SHOWER behind minimart. Second Beach is a gravel pull off to the left of the highway. It is about .75 miles from parking lot to the beach - an easy walk. Before you get to Second Beach you will see road into housing area. At this road you will see Tribal building. Parking at Second Beach has been down-sized and you may have to park in Tribal building parking lot. You can camp on the beach. Don't camp at MORA - it is usually full, damp, and out of your way. Use 3rd beach (free - SEE INFO ABOVE ) or LA PUSH (SEE INFO ABOVE) or FREE CAMPGROUND - TUMBLING RAPIDS (MILEPOST 203). Mora is closest ranger station.
MILEPOST 193...... FS 29 - NORTH SNIDER - JACKSON TRAILHEAD Locals call it the 'A' Road. Road goes by Forks industrial park. Turn onto road (only one choice) and follow road until junction with 070 spur (marked). Follow spur to trailhead. Klahanie is campground 5 miles from trailhead - NEWLY RE-OPENED. Road permanently washed out (not scheduled for repair) at mile 9. Have never taken anyone to this trailhead but have cut firewood on road many times. Scenic road and full of elk and scenic views of river. Also favorite beer bust location for local teens. If camping use FREE CAMPGROUND - TUMBLING RAPIDS (MILEPOST 203).
MILEPOST 192-189...... FORKS
MILEPOST 192......HOSPITAL Full service hospital and doctor offices - GO WEST FROM HIGHWAY 101 - LESS THAN 1 MILE
MILEPOST 191...... FORKS' RANGER STATION USED TO BE - Full service ranger station - GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO WIC & co-located with bus station and rest stop IF EVER RE-OPENED.
MILEPOST 191...... FORMER WINDSOX INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
Cate had been to Europe and Mexico and Canada and the United States -- so she can claim it is the international headquarters if she wants to.
MILEPOST 186...... BOGACHIEL (BOW..GA..SHEEL) TRAILHEAD Turn EAST onto UNDIE (UNDEE) Road (Forest Service Road 2932) - West side of road goes to Bogachiel State Park. Go to the end of road. Pavement stops and VERY ROUGH dirt road continues. You will believe you are on wrong road..but keep going.. ends at trailhead with no services and rough parking area. Cars can make it but if ground wet EXPECT deep mud holes. Nearest services in Forks - USED TO BE Ranger station in FORKS (co-located with bus station and rest stop on 101).
MILEPOST 181......DEN'S WOOD DEN GREAT world class chain saw carver - Stop and be amazed.
MILEPOST 181-180......DEAD DOG FLATS Named because this is one of few passing zones and all the dogs are DEAD & FLAT.
MILEPOST 179...... SOUTH SNIDER - JACKSON TRAILHEAD 11 miles South of FORKS . Sign says Hoh Rain Forest. Turn onto road (only one choice) and go 11+ miles. I have driven this road a zillion times and have never noticed this trailhead. Will look next time and put in more details. Part way encounter the PEAK 6 store - great bargains on gear and clothes and a little further the famous HARD RAIN CAFE (good food). At end of road (18+) is ranger station (with permits and bear cans) campground and trailheads. Ranger station opens at 0900. Campground is USUALLY FULL - use FREE CAMPGROUND - HOH OXBOW MILEPOST 177 instead. Unless Hoh River angry totally paved and scenic. Speed trap right after entrance gate. Buy gasoline in PORT ANGELES or ABERDEEN . Closest showers - Queets Shell Station or Forks Town Motel. Closest motels - FORKS .
MILEPOST 179...... HOH (HOE) RAIN FOREST TRAILHEAD 11 miles South of FORKS . Sign says Hoh Rain Forest. Turn onto road (only one choice) and go 18+ miles. Part way encounter PEAK 6 store - great bargains on gear and clothes and a little further the famous HARD RAIN CAFE (good food). At end of road is ranger station (with permits and bear cans) campground and trailheads. Ranger station opens at 0900. Campground is USUALLY FULL - use FREE CAMPGROUND-HOH OXBOW MILEPOST 177 instead. After unloading park in parking area at campground entrance. Unless Hoh River angry totally paved and scenic. Speed trap right after entrance gate. Buy gasoline in PORT ANGELES or ABERDEEN . Closest showers - Queets Shell Station or Forks Town Motel. Closest motels - FORKS .
MILEPOST 178...... OIL CITY TRAILHEAD 12 miles South of FORKS . Sign says Oil City Road (COTTONWOOD REC. AREA). Turn onto road (only choice) and go 10.5+ miles. Don't go down road to Cottonwood. Purchase any needed supplies in Aberdeen or PORT ANGELES (ANN..JA..LUS) - especially gasoline. There is nothing at end of road except turnaround / trailhead / rough parking area / porta potty. First 5 miles is mostly paved. Remaining mileage is gravel - but great gravel. Mile 8 you will see Hoh River to left. Mile 9 it appears you are going through private front yard...road narrows here. Mile 10 you will see Park sign. Mile 10.5 you will see other cars parked along road..This is where you park. SAFER TO PARK HERE THAN AT 3RD BEACH. Don't park within turnaround. Bulletin board is trailhead. 1.25 miles from bulletin board is where Hoh river and ocean meet. Closest showers - Queets (QWEETS) Shell Station or Forks Town Motel. Closest campground - FREE CAMPGROUND - HOH (HOE) OXBOW - MILEPOST 177 - BEST AND FREE. Closest Motels - FORKS .
MILEPOST 177............ FREE CAMPGROUND - HOH (HOE) OXBOW Right on Hoh River...Right before/after narrow bridge over Hoh...Never full...minimart & showers .5 miles south of campground...scenic...FREE
MILEPOST 176...... SOUTH FORK HOH (HOE) TRAILHEAD Will check this one out better. What follows is park directions....South Fork Hoh (Washington Dept. of Natural Resources) Direction: About 2 miles south of Hoh Oxbow Campground (17 miles south of FORKS ), look for signs for "South Fork Hoh Trail" Follow signs to trail head. Nearest Campground: South Fork Campground (DNR) 2 miles from trail head. Facilities: None Stock Facilities: None Other: DNR roads are subject to periodic closure due to wind fall and washouts. This road is a scenic loop - coming out at milepost 147.
MILEPOST 176...... NORTH LOOP OF CLEARWATER ROAD Go there for wonderful little settlement and great views. Loop comes out at milepost 176 - South Fork Hoh Trailhead. During loop will encounter minimum security prison also.
MILEPOST 172...... HOH HUMM BED & BREAKFAST
MILEPOST 170......NOLAN CREEK JUNCTION BEWARE - road is uneven here - many cars damaged by not slowing down here. Highway is being rebuilt here - new bridge etc. Probably done by spring/summer 2004.
MILEPOST 169...... RAINFOREST HOSTEL
MILEPOST 164...... RUBY BEACH
MILEPOST 158...... KALALOCH (CLAY..LOCK)
MILEPOST 157......KALALOCH (CLAY..LOCK) RANGER STATION Ranger station is south of lodge and on other side of road - Has return box for bear cans.
MILEPOST 152......TOWN OF QUEETS & QUEETS RIVER (QWEETS) SHELL GAS STATION has showers
MILEPOST 147...... SOUTH LOOP OF CLEARWATER ROAD Go there for wonderful little settlement and great views. Loop comes out at milepost 176 - South Fork Hoh (HOE) Trailhead. During loop will encounter minimum security prison also.
MILEPOST 146...... QUEETS (QWEETS) TRAILHEAD Follow Queets River Road (45 miles south of FORKS ) to its end. Nearest Campground: Queets Facilities: Ranger station, toilets, water Stock Facilities: None Other: Road is subject to periodic closure due to wind fall and flooding.
MILEPOST 130...... AMANDA PARK
MILEPOST 129...... NORTH FORK QUINAULT (QUIN..NALT) TRAILHEAD Don't take camper or RV on this road..trees show scrape marks for those who tried. AMANDA PARK is at the edge of Lake Quinault and is the location of the Northern Loop Road. LAKE QUINAULT has a road looping around it. The southern loop ends at the Graves Creek trailhead - about 15 miles.. (I will refine distance next time I drive it.) The northern loop road goes 5-6 miles then turns into gravel. The gravel is not bad but the road gets extremely narrow. Early morning (5-6 am) and you will have to wait for the elk to move on. You will repeatedly think you are on the wrong road but keep going... after 15 miles (from Highway 101) you will see the connection to the southern loop and a sign indicating ranger station and campground 3 more miles. The ranger station is the main trailhead - another is before the campground. THE CAMPGROUND IS ALWAYS FULL - only about 10 spots. Parking area at ranger station. If the road is out can take the southern loop and cross over to trailhead. Northern loop road is worse for driving but more scenic. I will put more details in next time I drive the road.
MILEPOST 129-126..... LAKE QUINAULT LOOP (QUIN..NALT) LAKE QUINAULT (QUIN..NALT)
MILEPOST 126...... GRAVES CREEK TRAILHEAD AMANDA PARK is at the edge of LAKE QUINAULT (QUIN..NALT) and 3 miles north of the Southern Loop Road. LAKE QUINAULT has a road looping around it. The southern loop ends at the Graves Creek trailhead..... about 15 miles.. (I will refine distance next time I drive it.) The road goes by the historic LAKE QUINAULT LODGE and meanders through farms etc. following the river. The road turns into a yucky gravel road = but passable. There is nothing at trailhead but a sign announcing trailhead. No ranger station no parking area.. but Graves Creek Campground is 500 feet from trailhead. If the road is out can take the northern loop and cross over to trailhead. Northern loop road is worse for driving but more scenic. The northern loop has a ranger station at the end of it - The North Fork Quinault trailhead. I will put more details in next time I drive the road.
MILEPOST 126...... LAKE QUINAULT LODGE (QUINN..NALT)
MILEPOST 123...... NEILTON
MILEPOST 111......WYNOOCHEE LAKE ROAD
MILEPOST 110-109...... HUMPTULIPS
MILEPOST 109...... HIGHWAY TO MOCLIPS (MOE..CLIPS) and turn off for OCEAN SHORES
MILEPOST 92...... HIGHWAY TO MOCLIPS (MOE..CLIPS) and turn off for OCEAN SHORES