Forks

Forks is a city in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America. Well-known due to the Twilight saga hype, this little charming town serves primarily as a transit point for visitors further exploring the beaches and mountains on the Olympic National Park, while the city itself has a number of attractions related to the movie that are worth seeing.

Forks from the north

Get in

By car

The main route that goes through the town is U.S. 101. Forks is about 77 miles (roughly 90 minutes) west of Port Angeles, 2 hours north of Aberdeen and Hoquiam.

By bus

The Forks (bus) Transit Center for Clallam Transit and Jefferson Transit is located along Hwy 101 (Forks Ave locally) at 551 S Forks Avenue on the corner of Forks Ave. and "E" Street in Forks, south of the high school. Buses travel more or less along US Hwy 101 and do NOT go into the Olympic National Park itself, Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center or the Olympic National Forest. They can only drop off along the road and it is up to the individual to hike into the park:

By plane

The Forks Airport (for general aviation only) is located one mile south of the city. While there is no commercial air traffic currently operating, the airport has a good number of general aviation traffic every day. An alternative is Quillayute Airport, 20 minutes to the west of Forks, which has quieter traffic but a longer runway.

Get around

The town of Forks is compact and can be easily covered on foot. Clallam Transit Route 17 runs a loop around the town and its immediate area between 6:40AM and 5:10PM on weekdays, and between 10:30AM and 4:10PM on Saturdays.

See

Rialto Beach Seastacks

Forks is the key setting of the Twilight series by the author Stephenie Meyer and houses several sites featured in the novels and films.

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Routes through Forks

Aberdeen Hoquiam  S  E  Lake Crescent/Marymere Falls Port Angeles


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