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Gems in Olympic National Forest - 3

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gem Favorite Murhut Falls cascades in all its glory.

Murhut Falls

(7) Brinnon, WA
gem Favorite Gatton Creek Trail

Quinault Rainforest

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

Lake Cushman Overlook

(4) Hoodsport, WA

Recommended Routes in Olympic National Forest - 11

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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 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 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 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 Looking South from the peak of Mount Ellinor.
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 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 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 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

Olympic National Forest Hiking

  • 481 Miles 773 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 25 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 49 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 20 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Olympic National Forest - 83

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2.9 mi 4.6 km #1Mt. Ellinor Trail #812
Difficult
Hoodsport, WA
Difficult
Hoodsport, WA 26 
5.7 mi 9.2 km #2Mt. Townsend Trail #839
Difficult
Quilcene, WA
Difficult
Quilcene, WA 14 
8.0 mi 12.9 km #3Upper Dungeness Trail
Intermediate
Sequim, WA
Intermediate
Sequim, WA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #4Silver Lakes Trail
Intermediate
Quilcene, WA
Intermediate
Quilcene, WA
8.5 mi 13.7 km #5Tubal Cain River Trail
Intermediate
Sequim, WA
Intermediate
Sequim, WA
6.9 mi 11.2 km #6Mount Jupiter Trail
Very Difficult
Brinnon, WA
Very Difficult
Brinnon, WA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7Ranger Hole Trail #824
Intermediate
Brinnon, WA
Intermediate
Brinnon, WA
0.7 mi 1.0 km #8Buckhorn Mountain Tubal Cain Connector
Intermediate/Difficult
Quilcene, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Quilcene, WA
3.9 mi 6.3 km #9Notch Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Quilcene, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Quilcene, WA
17.2 mi 27.6 km #10Duckabush River Trail #803
Intermediate/Difficult
Brinnon, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Brinnon, WA 11 

Photos of Olympic National Forest - 174

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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
Top of the lightning peak leg of the Copper River Trail.
Jul 4, 2019 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
Baldy Ridge framed by trees
Apr 27, 2021 near Sequim, WA
View toward the south, notice Rainier.
Oct 5, 2020 near Quilcene, WA