Enchanted Valley

Enchanted Valley

One of four rainforests on the Olympic Peninsula, the Quinault rainforest is known as the “Valley of Rain Forest Giants.” In addition to being home to 6 largest-of-their-species trees, visitors may be rewarded with wildlife sightings from the endemic Roosevelt Elk, Olympic marmots to Black bear and bobcats. At our destination we are greeted by a historic chalet and sweeping views of the “Enchanted Valley.”

From Union we will drive west before heading north on highway 101 which will take us to the Quinault area of the Olympic National Park. After three hours we reach our trailhead where the adventure begins. Our trail follows the stunning East Fork of the Quinault River and traverses back and forth over log bridges, through thick mossy forests of massive Sitka Spruce, red cedar and Douglas Fir. After six miles we will reach our first camp. Day two takes us 6 miles further and into the famous enchanted valley where we will spend our second night. From the Valley we return the way we came, stopping for our third night to camp near our first night’s camp. The trail itself is fairly moderate with some sections of short elevation gain/loss and we break this trip up in 6 mile sections. We consider this to be a moderate backpacking route great for hikers who are interested in an awesome four-day adventure.

While we can accommodate most dates, we recommend this trip mid-week as this is a popular weekend hiking area in the summer months.


  • 1 Person $2,500
  • 2 people $1,510/ person
  • 3 people $1,130/ person
  • 4 people $940/ person

*For groups larger than 4 please fill out a Custom Trip Request


Daily Mileage:

Day 1: 6.5 miles

Day 2: 6.6 miles

Day 3: 6.6 miles

Day 4: 6.5 miles