4 Quinault Rain Forest & Kalaloch Beaches Seattle Port Townsend Quilcene Brinnon To Shelton Mason Cty Port Ludlow Port Hadlock Marrow- stone Is. Sequim Gardiner Forks Kalaloch La Push Clallam Bay Sekiu Port Angeles Joyce Neah Bay Olympic National Park Olympia Lake Quinault Lake Crescent 5 101 101 101 101 104 112 3 Photo: Courtesy of Kalaloch Lodge KalalochBeach Lake Quinault & Kalaloch Beaches www.FS.usda.gov/olympic Pacific Ranger District, Quinault: 360-288-2525 The Quinault Valley is the southwestern gateway to the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park. Its magnificent centerpiece is Lake Quinault, that offers easy access to swimming, kayaking, canoeing and sailing from many campgrounds and resorts. From Coast to Forest Enjoy scenic ocean shores with easy beach access from both camp sites and rental accommodations nearby in the Kalaloch (pro- nounced clay-lock) area. Beach Trail 4 leads to a pebble beach with teeming tidal pools and dramatic surf (beware of the strong undertow). This beach is also a popular place to net smelt, small fish that come to spawn in the surf during warm, calm weather. North of Kalaloch is picturesque Ruby Beach, named for its some- times garnet-colored sand. Inland, explore the “Valley of the Rain Forest Giants” where record-setting evergreen trees thrive. Hike miles of groomed trails, access wild backcountry, fish for world-class salmon and steelhead, bird-watch and hunt for mushrooms under this enchanting canopy of rain forest. Photo: Gary Marsh Photo: Monte Martin LakeQuinaultsunset LakeQuinault Favorite Events Quinault Rain Forest Bike Ride: June 30 QuinaultRainforest.com • 800-562-6672 Cyclists of all ages and riding ability are welcome to take part in this non-competitive 31-mile loop ride to benefit the Quinault Cancer Fund. Rain Forest Mushroom Festival: Oct 19–21 LakeQuinaultLodge•360-288-2900•OlympicNationalParks.com Displays, guided walks and seminars about local fungi. Points of Interest Lake Quinault Museum: QuinaultRainforest.com/pages/museum.html Explore the museum and discover the fascinating history of the Lake Quinault area. Learn about the native Quinaults and the early pioneers who carved a life out of the beautiful, but remote wilderness. The Lake Quinault Museum is located on the South Shore Road of Lake Quinault, adjacent to the Quinault Mercan- tile and within walking distance of the Lake Quinault Lodge. Waterfalls: Come when it is raining to experience the very best views of Willaby Creek Falls, Gatton Creek Falls, Merriman Falls, Bunch Creek Falls and more… All are easily accessible from the road or by modest walk.