Quilcene: Trail offers hikers an opportunity for a short, picturesque walk

If you are looking for a quick, scenic hike in Olympic National Forest, try looking for the end of the Rainbow.

No, you won’t find a pot of gold at the end of end of the Rainbow Trail, but you will find a picturesque trek.

The Rainbow Trail, just five miles south of Quilcene inside the Rainbow Campground, offers a half-mile hike that runs by a small waterfall and ends at the Big Quilcene River.

The trail starts at the back of the campground tucked away off U.S. Highway 101.

Heading down the zigzag trail to the river, hikers will be struck by lush vegetation — lady ferns cropping up, fallen logs sporting foliage, and slender Douglas fir trees shoots on the rise.

Details appear in the Friday/Saturday Peninsula Daily News, on sale throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Or click onto “Subscribe” to order your copy via U.S. mail.

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