Olympia volkssport club hosts Quinault event

The Quinault Walking Festival, sponsored by the Capitol Volkssport Club, will take place Sept. 5-7. The event will take place in the Quinault Rain Forest in Olympic National Park.

There are four walks planned, and starting at the ranger station at Lake Quinault.

The Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trails Walk has 7K and 10K options and is rated 2 (1 being the easiest, 5 the most difficult). The walk will take participants through the “Valley of the Giants,” home of the world’s largest Sitka spruce tree and other record-holding hemlock, Douglas fir and Western red cedar trees.

The Kalaloch Beach and Nature Walk has 5K, 10K and 20K options and is rated 1.

The Pony Bridge/Enchanted Valley Walk, rated 2, is either 10K if you just go to Pony Bridge or 42K if you include Enchanted Valley. The 42K trek will be offered on Sept. 6 and requires an early start.

The Mount Colonel Bob Walk has 13K and 23K options and is rated 4 and 5. Those intending to reach the 4,492-foot summit need to allow five-seven hours of hiking time.

For more information about the event, go to capitolvolkssportclub.org.