Forks is a moody city set on the Olympic Peninsula and surrounded by lush rainforest. It’s famous as one of the rainiest cities in the United States and boasts a dramatic setting between the Pacific Ocean and the rugged Olympic Mountains. Walk along windswept beaches, explore Olympic National Park and relive scenes from the beloved “Twilight” books and movies.
Things to do in Forks
Get lost in a sea of green in Olympic National Park. The enormous park protects one of the most beautiful rainforests in the United States. Trails wind through the park and take you past towering Hemlocks, moss-covered Cedars and 1,000-year-old Douglas firs. Deeper into the park, you’ll find cobalt-blue glacial lakes and wildflower-strewn meadows. Visit at dawn or dusk for your best chance to spot magnificent Roosevelt elk.
Forks is a bucket list destination for “Twilight” fans. The city was made famous by Stephanie Meyer in her famous Twilight novels, which were later turned into star-studded films. Self-guided tours take you to famous landmarks and filming locations. Keep your eyes peeled for vampires and werewolves!
Learn about the city’s long history of forestry at the Forks Timber Museum. Small but engaging, the museum gets you up to speed on the different types of trees that grow on the Olympic Peninsula. Bella’s Truck, a prop from the Twilight movies, is parked outside the museum.
Enjoy some of the best salmon, steelhead and trout fishing in Washington in Forks. Local rivers like the Calawah, Bogachiel, Sol Duc and Quillayute are brimming with fish. Cast a line from the riverbank or climb into a drift boat with a local fishing guide. Saltwater fishing charters take you into the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean, where you can reel in halibut and cod.
Getting around Forks
Downtown Forks is compact and easy to get around on foot. Rental cars offer the freedom to visit Forks and explore the Olympic Peninsula at your own pace. The city is a four-hour drive from Seattle and 3.5 hours from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.