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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Historic Range in the Elwha - Coho Salmon

Historic Range:
Before the dams, coho would swim up to the very distant reaches of the river, spawning in shallow tributaries. Historically, coho salmon had the most extensive range of all five Pacific salmon in the Elwha River.

Diagram:
The red line represents the theoretical range of coho salmon in the Elwha River before construction of the dams.

 
Historic coho
Historic range of coho salmon in the Elwha River.
 
 
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Did You Know?

Mossy trees in the Hoh Rainforest

...that one criterion for the determination of a temperate rain forest is that the amount of moss and other epiphytes exceeds the weight of all the foliage (leaves and needles) per acre by at least two times.