There are buses to both LaPush and Neah Bay from Forks. Also, one to Kalaloch and Lake Quinalt. Cheap transportation. The transit center is on hwy 101 and you can catch one there for all those destinations.
I wouldn't recommend hitchhiking. There are two prisons in the area, one being an honor camp, meaning there is not much preventing an inmate from breaking out, but his honor. There are escapees quite frequently. Some years ago, when the police were looking for an escapee, all the hitchhikers between Port Angeles and Aberdeen were stopped. Each and every one of them, about 15+ men, had a warrant out for his arrest. Scary. A young man hitchhiking from Port Angeles was picked up by a recently released prisoner on his way to Forks from Monroe. The young hitchhiker ended up stabbing the man who picked him up to death to save his own life when the man tried to rape him.
I don't usually recommend hichhiking, but I did it all over the penninsula - incredibly safe and I'm a single girl. Buses are useful but infrequent.
Be sure to see Ruby beach - one of the most beautiful places I've seen in my life.
The small city of Forks, Washington, USA, used to simply be a logging and lumber town. Forks gained new life in the twenty-first century as the setting for the popular "Twilight" books and movies. Now as a tourist destination, you can enjoy your visit from the comfort of a Forks, Washington, USA hostel.
If you are fortunate enough to visit on a day with little rain, a walk or bike ride through the town can reveal fun signs and sightings for Twihard fans. Although the "Twilight" movies were not filmed in Forks, the locals have taken it upon themselves to designate a home for the Swan and Cullen families. You can even sign up to take a tour of these sites. Every year in September, Forks hosts "Twilight Days." Make your Forks, Washington, USA hostel reservation in advance if you plan to attend this. Or make sure to plan your visit to Forks for another time of year if you would prefer to avoid all the "Twilight" fanfare!
Even if you have no interest in vampires and werewolves, Forks still has plenty for you to explore. The timber industry is still alive in Forks, and you can learn all about it at the Forks Timber Museum. Tillicum Park features one of the rare, unique Shay engines. Nearby is the Hoh Rainforest, where many nature lovers visit.
An extremely popular nearby attraction is the Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula, just a short drive away from Forks. This forested area is ideal for anyone who loves the outdoors. You can fish, boat, camp, and hike the peaks. Olympic National Park is open year-round, so you can even enjoy the snow of winter.
Although Forks has grown in popularity for tourists, the population still remains around a few thousand. Options for hostels in Forks, Washington, USA, are limited in the small city. Hostels in Forks, Washington, USA, and the surrounding areas have a small-town or country-home feel.
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