I recently found the lost woods in BotW and while I got through the first half by following the torches, I'm now at a point where there are two torches and nothing more.

Everything looks the same and whenever I walk into a direction the fog around me moves closer and I'll end up at the two torches again.

How do I navigate through the lost woods? There must be some kind of trick, right?


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There are two options to get through the woods.

Backing off as soon as the fog moves closer
This is the riskier option of the two and I wouldn't recommend it but It was the method I used before finding out about the 2nd one. You can carefully walk into random directions and try to back off as soon as you see the fog moving closer. It can be tricky but it's certainly not impossible. Memorizing the path you took can also save you some frustration.

Using the torch as a guide
This is definitely the preferred method if you have a torch at hand (you'll find one next to the 2 stationary torches). You might have noticed how the floating embers were "connecting" the torches in the first half of the lost woods. Well here It's the same. You can light your torch and follow the direction of the fire to get through the woods safely.

Keep in mind that you have to stand still if you're unsure since movement will cause the trail to be behind you for most of the time. Also this only works if your torch is lit so make sure you don't accidentally extinguish it by pressing B or climbing a tree.

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    If you extinguish your torch, you can also stand still and use the floating air particles as a guide. They blow in the same direction as the torch embers would.
    – Pyritie
    Mar 21, 2017 at 10:14
  • @Pyritie I was using that method. Mar 24, 2017 at 18:27
  • You ought to put the torch method first, seeing as it is the preferred solution.
    – Stevoisiak
    Dec 22, 2017 at 0:57

Follow the wind.

The wind in the Lost Woods always points to where you need to go. You'll notice on the torches at the start that the fire trail moves in the direction you need to go.

Once you get past the double set of sconces and need to go through the trees on your own, you can either light a torch and stop occasionally to see where the fire is going, or follow the fog. The fog moves with the wind, so move slowly and when you see the fog start moving in a different direction, go that way.

  • The trees point the way also.
    – Ramhound
    Mar 22, 2017 at 0:10

As soon as you get to the 2 torches parallel to each other, you basically follow the trees without creepy faces. remember to go LEFT not RIGHT because its the only direction that will allow you to proceed through the Lost Woods.

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