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354 mi 569 km of trail 11 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 24 Trails Intermediate Trails 43 Trails Hard Trails 22 Trails
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gem Favorite Murhut Falls cascades in all its glory.

Murhut Falls

(6) Brinnon, WA
gem Favorite Gatton Creek Trail

Quinault Rainforest

(5) Aberdeen, WA
gem Favorite Beautiful views abound as you make your way up Mt. Ellinor.

Lake Cushman Overlook

(3) Hoodsport, WA

Recommended Routes in Olympic National Forest - 11

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Favorite Lake of the Angels.
Difficult

Lake of the Angels (Putvin Trail)

6.5 mi 10.4 km 3,280' Up 999.75 m Up 3,279' Down 999.43 m Down

Seabeck, WA
Favorite Bridge fording Lena Creek
Intermediate/Difficult

Lena Lake

6.7 mi 10.8 km 1,365' Up 416.13 m Up 1,364' Down 415.69 m Down

Seabeck, WA
Favorite Royal Lake as you approach it from the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Royal Basin Out and Back

15.5 mi 24.9 km 3,196' Up 974.19 m Up 3,198' Down 974.6 m Down

Sequim, WA
Favorite Surely you won't run out of creek scenes on this trail.
Difficult

Big Creek Campground to Mt. Ellinor Ascent

13.1 mi 21.1 km 5,045' Up 1537.72 m Up 5,045' Down 1537.73 m Down

Hoodsport, WA
Favorite Gatton Creek Trail
Intermediate

Quinault Loop National Recreation Trail #854

3.6 mi 5.8 km 430' Up 131.08 m Up 429' Down 130.71 m Down

Aberdeen, WA
Favorite On the south side, enjoy breathtaking views of the Puget Sound. In the distance is Seattle.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Walker Loop

7.9 mi 12.7 km 2,187' Up 666.45 m Up 2,185' Down 666.12 m Down

Quilcene, WA
Favorite Lilies blooming in early July along the Mount Muller trail.
Difficult

Mt. Muller

12.4 mi 20.0 km 2,963' Up 903.06 m Up 3,005' Down 916.05 m Down

Forks, WA
Favorite Murhut Falls cascades in all its glory.
Intermediate

Murhut Falls

1.5 mi 2.5 km 236' Up 72.05 m Up 241' Down 73.56 m Down

Brinnon, WA
Favorite Overlook of Lake Cushman from Mt. Rose trail.
Difficult

Mt. Rose Loop Trail #814

6.5 mi 10.5 km 3,488' Up 1063.26 m Up 3,488' Down 1063.16 m Down

Belfair, WA
Favorite Walking through the rain forest - so beautiful.
Intermediate

Quinault Rain Forest Trail #855

0.6 mi 0.9 km 114' Up 34.73 m Up 117' Down 35.72 m Down

Hoquiam, WA
Favorite Beautiful flowers through these fields!
Difficult

Gray Wolf Loop

43.6 mi 70.1 km 9,711' Up 2959.79 m Up 9,718' Down 2962.1 m Down

Sequim, WA

Trails in Olympic National Forest - 78

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2.9 mi 4.6 km #1Mt. Ellinor Trail #812
Difficult
Hoodsport, WA
Difficult
Hoodsport, WA 21 
5.7 mi 9.2 km #2Mt. Townsend Trail #839
Difficult
Quilcene, WA
Difficult
Quilcene, WA 13 
2.3 mi 3.7 km #3Silver Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Quilcene, WA
Intermediate
Quilcene, WA
6.9 mi 11.2 km #4Mount Jupiter Trail
Very Difficult
Brinnon, WA
Very Difficult
Brinnon, WA
3.6 mi 5.9 km #5Notch Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Quilcene, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Quilcene, WA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6Ranger Hole Trail #824
Intermediate
Brinnon, WA
Intermediate
Brinnon, WA
8.0 mi 12.9 km #7Upper Dungeness Trail
Intermediate
Sequim, WA
Intermediate
Sequim, WA
17.2 mi 27.6 km #8Duckabush River Trail #803
Intermediate/Difficult
Brinnon, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Brinnon, WA 10 
8.4 mi 13.6 km #9Tubal Cain River Trail
Intermediate
Sequim, WA
Intermediate
Sequim, WA
3.4 mi 5.5 km #10Upper Lena Lake Trail
Difficult
Seabeck, WA
Difficult
Seabeck, WA
5.4 mi 8.7 km #11Upper Big Quilcene River Trail
Difficult
Quilcene, WA
Difficult
Quilcene, WA
6.4 mi 10.2 km #12Colonel Bob Trail #851
Difficult
Aberdeen, WA
Difficult
Aberdeen, WA
6.7 mi 10.8 km #13Royal Basin Trail
Intermediate
Quilcene, WA
Intermediate
Quilcene, WA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #14Kloshe Nanitch Trail
Difficult
Forks, WA
Difficult
Forks, WA
4.6 mi 7.4 km #15Deer Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Sequim, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Sequim, WA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #16Mt. Walker Trail #894
Difficult
Quilcene, WA
Difficult
Quilcene, WA
9.8 mi 15.8 km #17Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873
Intermediate
Shelton, WA
Intermediate
Shelton, WA
4.1 mi 6.6 km #18Upper Big Creek Loop #827.1
Intermediate
Hoodsport, WA
Intermediate
Hoodsport, WA
2.6 mi 4.1 km #19The Brothers Trail #821
Intermediate/Difficult
Seabeck, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Seabeck, WA
1.6 mi 2.5 km #20Tull Canyon Trail #847
Difficult
Quilcene, WA
Difficult
Quilcene, WA

Photos of Olympic National Forest - 149

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Mt. Pershing in the background.
Feb 25, 2015 near Belfair, WA
Looking South from the peak of Mount Ellinor.
Jul 21, 2019 near Hoodsport, WA
Sharing the view of Jefferson Peak with a couple of curious goats.
Jul 21, 2019 near Hoodsport, WA
Top of the lightning peak leg of the Copper River Trail.
Jul 4, 2019 near Hoodsport, WA
Just a few hundred yards upstream from Big Creek Campground, enjoy this phenomenal view of forest and flowing water.
Apr 3, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
Surely you won't run out of creek scenes on this trail.
Apr 3, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
Murhut Falls cascades in all its glory.
Mar 22, 2017 near Seabeck, WA
It's so close you can almost reach it. Head just around the corner to see Murhut Falls.
Mar 22, 2017 near Seabeck, WA