Forks is most commonly known as being the hometown of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen from the Twilight series, but it's also home to a natural phenomenon. There's a "Tree of Life in Washington" nestled on this coastal beach. Just north of Kalaloch Lodge, you may have never seen anything like this before. Even with exposed roots and no ground attachment, the tree is green and lives on!
The Tree of Life, located in Olympic National Park, sits on top of two sandstone structures, creating a cave-like area.
It has become a real mystery to locals and tourists alike. How does it continue to withstand storms or even live, for that matter?
Over the years, erosion has taken away the soil for this massive tree, yet it continues to thrive without it.
According to the Kalaloch Lodge website, there is no real explanation as to why it hasn't died or fallen over yet.
"Healthy trees fall victim to our vicious wind and rain, but this one is cemented in somehow without having an anchor system in place. Surely there has to be some magical powers involved," says the Kalaloch Lodge.
You won't need a Discover Pass to explore this tree. All you have to do is head to the Kalaloch Lodge, take the stairs down to the beach, and you will find this incredible wonder.
Olympic National Park is home to tons of different sites like Hoh Rainforest, Hurricane Ridge, and Ruby Beach.
There are many options for camping and lodges, hikes, and views of the coastline.
If you are heading over to that neck of the woods, be sure to stop and see the Tree of Life. It's something you have to see to believe!
Kalaloch is about three and a half hours from Seattle so that you can make a weekend trip out of it. And who knows? If you have time, maybe you can take a Twilight tour as well.
Tree Of Life
Address: 101 Old State Hwy., Forks, WA
Why You Need To Go: The Tree of Life is truly a "Freak of Nature" that you have to see to believe.
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