East Fork Quinault Trail
ElevationAscent: 3,552' 1,083 m
Descent: -927' -282 m
High: 3,253' 991 m
Low: 628' 191 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“This long uphill trail along the Quinault River winds its way through some old forests .”— Steve Jackson
Features Birding · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife
You can break this route up by camping along the way, about halfway up. While camping along the trail will give you a much more in depth experience, the trail is easily conquered in a single day.
Once you make your way up to the Enchanted Valley, you see why it has earned the name. There are sheer cliffs across the Quinault, with hundreds of waterfalls streaming down it early in the season. You can spend a couple days in the valley exploring, and each day will be well worth your while.
The trail climbs steeply for the last mile or so to its terminus at a junction with O'Neil Pass Trail and West Fork Dosewallips River Trail.
Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: National Park Service - Olympic National Park