The Quinault Rainforest in Olympic National Park, Washington State, USA
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In the rainforest. Cool water in the Quinault
The Quinault Rainforest is one of four lushly forested valleys on Washington State’s western peninsula. The temperate rainforest is part of the Olympic National Park and the Olympic National Forest and can get anywhere from 12 to 14 feet of rain per year. All that water means the forests here are bursting with greenery, especially in spring as the mountain snow begins to melt and the many rivers begin to flow with gusto. The Quinault is home to some of the world’s largest cedars, hemlock, spruce and fir trees.