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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[edit]

By car[edit]

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[edit]

Clallam Transit Route 14 runs eight to nine services every weekday between Port Angeles and Forks, but only four on Saturdays and none on Sundays. Weekday services leave between 5:20AM and 5PM from Port Angeles, and Saturday services leave between 7AM and 5:10PM. Return journeys leave Forks between 6AM and 7:05PM weekdays, 8:40AM and 6:45PM Saturdays. The journey takes approximately 80 minutes.

By private aircraft[edit]

The Forks Airport 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[edit]

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.


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.

  • Forks Chamber of Commerce1411 S Forks Ave (Outside Forks Airport), toll-free: +1-800-443-6757. Summer: Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM; Sun 11AM-4PM. The tourist center to Forks, visitors can pick up guides here for lodging, shopping, activities and dining. There are logging tours each Wednesday at 9AM that last three hours. Outside the Chamber of Commerce is a replica of "Bella's Truck" from Twilight. Free.
  •   Forks High School191 S Spartans Ave (At junction with C),  +1 360 374-6262. While not open to the public, the school is the setting for Bella and Edward's school in Twilight. The school sign was replicated for the movie and is popular with visitors for photos.
  •   Forks Community Hospital530 Bogachiel Way (At junction with 5th),  +1 360 374-6271. The workplace of Edward Cullen's father in the Twilight series, there is a reserved spot in the parking lot for Dr Cullens.
  •   Forks City Police Department500 E Division St (At junction with Camas). This is the setting in Twilight for the workplace of Bella's father Charlie Swan.
  •   Cullen House (Miller Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast), 654 E Division St (Just past Forks City Hall),  +1 360-374-6806. 10AM - 4PM. Similar to the written description offered by author Stephenie Meyer in her first "Twilight" book (page 321), the house is nearly "a hundred years old . . . painted a soft, faded white, three stories tall", with a "porch . . . wrapped around the first story". The public is welcome on the front porch for a free view of the note left by Esme. Inside photo opportunities of the graduation caps and Carlisle's Office are available for $3 per person.


  •   Rialto BeachPacific Ocean Wild Beach (14 miles E on HWY 110 then Mora Rd). An iconic beach, part of the Olympic National Park. Lines of sprawling sea stacks. The lines of sand has an access to Little James Island and has a view of the La Push Marina.
  •   Second BeachPacific Ocean (Accessible via the Second Beach Trail from La Push). Fabulous 1 1/2 mile walk on a safe easy path through beautiful tall trees to Tealwhit Point. Breathtaking! Great beach, tide pools and driftwood. Mystical.


  •   Forks Outfitters950 S Forks Ave +1 360 374-6161. Daily 8AM-9PM. The only grocery store in the city, cheaper wine but equivalent quality to big chains. Also houses an Ace Hardware and sporting goods.


  •   Forks Coffee Shop241 S Forks Ave +1 360 374-6769. Daily 5:30AM-8PM. Diner with super-sized all-day breakfast and pastries. Eerie taxidermy ox and run-out interiors but the food is not a let-down. Up to $15.
  •   South North Gardens140 Sol Duc Way +1 360 374-9779. Tu-Th: 11:00AM - 9:00PM, F 11AM-10PM, Sa noon-10PM, Su noon-8PM. Decent Chinese food option in this small city. Offers both family and individual combos, and a wide array of both meat-based and vegetarian-based main courses. Popular as a to-go option. Up to $11.



Bed and breakfast[edit]

  •   Miller Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast654 East Division St (6 1/2 blocks east of Forks' only Hwy 101 stoplight), toll-free: +1-800-943-6563. Check-in: 4:30PM-7:30PM, check-out: 11AM. Historic 1916 farm house with 8 guest rooms, all with private baths and TV/DVD's. Two rooms have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, while the Orchard Suite also features a small kitchen. The inn plays the part of the Twilight Series' Cullen House, which however looks nothing like the Hollywood version, which is located in Portland, OR. Hearty breakfasts, soft drinks, cookies, wireless internet and parking included. $115-$235.
  •   Misty Valley Inn B and B194894 Highway 101 N (2 miles north of Forks on HWY 101),  +1 360-374-9389. Check-in: 4:30-10PM, check-out: noon. A stone and cedar home nestled on a ridge in the rain forest overlooking the Sol Duc River Valley. Antique furniture and collectibles are set off by the hand rubbed natural woods, rock work and unusual lighting. Guests can select their own menus and meal times, in addition to a wake-up call. All rooms have private baths. The gardens feature plants accented with seasonal flowering perennials and annuals, with an adjacent outdoor spa. A dessert and beverage bar is available to guests in the afternoon into the evening. $85-$170.


  •   Forks Motel351 S Forks Ave +1 360 374-6243, toll-free: +1 800 544-3416. Check-in: 3PM-10PM, check-out: 11AM. A large motel at the heart of the town. Old interior. Ample outdoor area for BBQ and a swimming pool. Winter from $65, Summer from $90.
  •   Pacific Inn Motel352 S Forks Ave +1 360 374-9400. Check-in: 3PM, obtain key after office closes at 10PM, check-out: noon. A small motel at the heart of the town, across the Forks Motel. All rooms have air-conditioning. A few rooms are Twilight-themed, with black and red interior, even into the towels. Spotty Wi-Fi. In-house self laundromat available. Winter from $70, Summer from $105.


Go next[edit]

  • Visitors following the Twilight series usually combine their tours with a visit to La Push, the home of the Quileute Tribe in the stories. It is 14 miles west of Forks along Route 110, and is also accessible by Clallam Transit Route 15, which runs three daily services on weekdays (leaving Forks 7:20AM, 11:05AM and 3:35PM) and two on Saturdays (leaving Forks 9:20AM and 4:50PM).
  • Port Angeles is the largest city in the Olympic Peninsula, just an hour drive away northbound on Highway 101
Routes through Forks
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