Mountains tours

Moss covered trail walks

Moss and ferns abound on this fantastic and popular tour in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.  Over 150 varieties of moss, and somewhere around 10 types ferns live in our nations wettest place in the contiguous United States. The many shades of green entrance you.

The Olympic Peninsula is very large, and has both a National Forest and a National Park. Because of it’s great size, we have designed a number of different tours on the peninsula.  Now you can choose a rain forest trails tour, or a mountain tops and ridges tour, or both!

This tour, our Rain Forest Tour, into our temperate rain forest, involves heavily wooded trails and moss galore. Because many of the largest trees in the world are here, you’ll see old growth forest, massively large trees, and mosses of various textures and colors.

To register for this tour go to:  https://cherylsnorthwesttours.rezdy.com/197828/olympic-peninsula-and-forest-tour

Kalaloch Beach

Kalaloch Beach

Quinault Lodge

Quinault Lodge

Quinault

Quinault

Sword Ferns

Sword Ferns

Fern Trail

Fern Trail

Ice cream and coffee

Ice cream and coffee

Moss and Ferns

Moss and Ferns

Moss tree

Tree

Moss trail

A trail

This is moss

Shades of Green

Moss scene

Wooded scene

Mount St Helens Ape Cave

A cave, under Mount Saint Helens! The Ape Cave, created over 1900 years ago and found in the early 1947s is amazing! About 1900 years ago Mount Saint Helens erupted and a gas bubble under the earth traveled over a mile through the earth. It formed a giant tunnel, unknown to humans until it was discovered in 1947 by a logger.  You can walk in it.  In 1951 a youth group explored the cave, and named the cave after a legend of Apes in the area. (There are no apes in the area.) We provide you with lights, and you will walk down the tunnel until it gets too small to pass through. About 40 minutes each way, it’s such an experience you’ll tell stories about it for years. A Natural Wonder.

On the way you’ll learn about the history of the area, and stop for snacks. You’ll visit one Visitor Center to see the 1980 information, and then you’ll proceed to the Ape Cave.

Another stop on this fun Ape Cave tour is the Trail of Two Forests. Not a long walk and on a boardwalk, you see wonderful cement chimney stacks which are really former trees.  Fun for kids to climb in, interesting scenery for adults.

Lunch is included.