Olympic National Park


The record-size trees of these species have been found in Olympic National Park. The trees are recognized by The American Forestry Association as the largest living specimens of the species in their list of approximately 750 National Champions. The following list gives the size and location of Olympic's record trees:

Alaska Cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)
Circumference 452 inches
Height 120 feet
Spread 27 feet
Total Point 579
Location: Quinault SubDistrict. Approximately 40' north of Big Creek Trail. Approximately 1 mile east of Three Lakes, at approximately 3,000 feet elevation.

Grand Fir (Abies grandis)
Circumference 229 inches
Height 251 feet
Spread 43 feet
Total Points 491
Location: Along the Duckabush River Trail. 7 1/2 miles from the trailhead or 1 1/2 miles from the park boundary, 100 yards past 2nd stream crossing within park on SE side of the trail.

Subalpine Fir (Abies lasiocarpa)
Circumference 252 inches
Height 125 feet
Spread 26 feet
Total Points 384
Location: About 300 feet east/southeast of Cream Lake, which is located at the head of the Hoh River drainage. There is no maintained trail into the area.

Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
Circumference 270 inches
Height 241 feet
Spread 67 feet
Total Points 528
Location: Along the Hoh River trail. 100 yards west of Cougar Creek crossing, 10 yards north of the trail.

Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
Circumference 291 inches
Height 227 feet
Spread 49 feet
Total Points 530
Location: On Queets River road 2.8 miles upstream from Matheny Creek, south side of road.

Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
Circumference 316 inches
Height 202 feet
Spread 47 feet
Total Points 530
Location: On east side of Wynoochee Trail, 1.2 miles from the road¹s end .

Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla)
Circumference 341 inches
Height 174 feet
Spread 65 feet
Total Points 531
Location: Two miles east of Enchanted Valley Chalet, below trail.

Western Redcedar (Thuja plicata)
Circumference 761 inches
Height 159 feet
Spread 45 feet
Total Points 931
Location: N. Shore of Lake Quinault, across from Lake Quiault Resort Motel.

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii)
Largest in Olympic National Park, not a record tree
Circumference 533.5 inches
Height 212 feet
Spread 47.5 feet
Total Points 757
Location: Up Queets River Trail (ford river) 2.4 miles to old Kloochman Rock Trail at Coal Creek; turn left at the junction. The big fir is 0.20 mile along this trail. There is a sign where you leave the trail and one at the tree. The trail is on the north side of the river.

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii)
Height 298 feet
Spread 64 feet
Total Points 762
Location: South Fork Hoh River Trail, 1/4 mile inside the Park boundary, 40' south of the trail.

Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)
Record tree is not located in Olympic National Park
Circumference 707 inches
Height 191 feet
Spread 96 feet
Total Points 922
Location: South Shore near Rain Forest Resort.

Last revised 2/96

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