Our road trip to Moclips, WA was simply amazing, it was hard to get back in the car and drive home knowing reality was waiting for us there. The trip taught us a few things about heading out on vacation with the kids and how fun it can be to explore new places. We made sure to plan out everything from what we’re packing to what we would be eating during our stay – which turned out to be a HUGE lifesaver! We didn’t realize how secluded we would be in Moclips, it was a nice seclusion though!
5 Fun Spots to Explore On The Washington State Coast
There is a wealth of day trips in the area such as:
- Valley of 10,000 waterfalls – either drive the loop or make it into an overnight backpack adventure
- Quinault Rainforest – one of only two temperate rain forests in the Northern Hemisphere.
- Forks – for all you Twilight fans
- Valley of the Giants – it has six champion conifer trees!
- Olympic National Park – three parks in one with everything from mountains to tide pools
We had a fun time exploring what nature had to offer all around us! The day trips were fun because we could pack a cooler and have lunch on the road or stop in the park for a picnic. We saw amazing beaches, some of the world’s largest trees and a razor clam festival. Just makes sure you remember to pack your rain gear and a pair of waterproof shoes because you’re only minutes away from the rainforest which means you are bound to see some wet days!
There wasn’t a day we didn’t have fun, the rain didn’t stop us. You can walk on many of the National Park trails and be sheltered by the towering trees. A lot of the trails also have informative trail markers along the way that educate you on the forest and what’s in it. But be careful in the Forks area you never know what you might find in the forest there 😉 . If you stop in at the tourist information center in Forks, WA you can get a bracelet provided by Charlie at the Forks Police Department encouraging you to not “meth” around!
The best part of the area is everyone is friendly so take the time to stop in at the local businesses and say hi. Ask them what their favorite spots are in the area because nobody knows hidden gems like the locals!
Until next time happy travels!