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Tree Root Cave

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Wish we would have gone at sunset to get a picture.

This tree has been strung across this trench for years. Its affectionately known as the "Tree of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fall City, Washington
Easy to get to

Park in the parking lot at the Kalaloch campground, take a set of stairs down to the beach, and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hwy 101, Accessible on the beach at Kalaloch campground, Forks, WA 98331
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tree has been strung across this trench for years. Its affectionately known as the "Tree of Life"

Thank fallcityfoodie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Park in the parking lot at the Kalaloch campground, take a set of stairs down to the beach, and the tree is just a very short walk (to the right of where we used the stairs, I believe). It's a pretty beach, the tree was...More

1  Thank Andie1603
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

It’s referred to as the “Tree of Life”. I wouldn't have known about this Tree Root Cave except I were told about it by the staff at the Lodge. I happened onto at the Kalaloch Camp Ground by walking in the amazing beach. From that...More

1  Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This tree is just a short distance up the beach from Kalaloch and it is something to see. What this tree is living on is beyond me but you talk about a fighter. It is beautiful

Thank letsdotravel
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I searched for other things to do while visiting Forks and La Push. So after hiking through the Hoh Rainforest, we just had to see this Tree of Life that continues to survive even though most of its roots are exposed to air, how can...More

Thank lifeisahighwayblog
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This was one of the sites I wanted to see on our trip. It was easy to get to, just park in the parking lot by the campgrounds, there was an extremely helpful park ranger working that told us to go down the steps and...More

1  Thank carolynm787
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A quick & easy walk from the campground. It’s worth a glance! Only a few hundred yards from the beach entrance.

Thank Travelswithkid_1
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It's neat! You can stand under the tree's root system. And the walls are weeping. It's also pretty hard to find, and well used. Some guy climbed up into the roots while we were viewing it, which seemed disrespectful.

2  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We had seen photos and read about the tree online. So we decided next time in Olympic we'd stop and see it. It really is so beautiful and stunning, worth stopping off for. Nature is amazing!

2  Thank picklepedro_
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Stayed at Kalaloch Lodge for a few days and explored Quinault Rain Forest and several beaches. This tree, which is also called Will to Live was a short walk up the beach from the Lodge. Definitely worth visiting. It is amazing how this tree continues...More

Thank Gail B
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Susan M | Reviewed this property |
It's a short, narrow path down to the beach, but if someone with you has a problem walking, please don't take them with you. It wasn't an easy going path toward the bottom. Hope you get there - was a real highlight of our... More
27 June 2017|
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Response from FancyThat73 | Reviewed this property |
The 'Big Cedar Tree' is different from the 'Root Tree' on the beach. To get to the Root Tree go to the Kalaloch Campgrounds Parking lot. (close to the lodge) From the lot there is a slightly steep trail to the beach continue... More