Deer Ridge Trail is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequim, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
Directions from Sequim: Take US Highway 101 west for approximately 2.5 miles. Take a left on the Taylor Cutoff Road to Lost Mountain Road and proceed to the intersection of Forest Service Road 2870. Take a left on 2870, then a right on 2875. Proceed on 2875 until you come to the parking area at Slab Camp. The trailhead is on the right.
the directions to the trail take you to the edge of the dirt park road. just stay to the right when you see the sign for wolf trail. there is a sign at the beginning of the trail after a couple of miles past that. you will also pass a gun range on the way to it.
love this hike. it is 10 miles but the benches are only halfway up. you need to continue and then go the extra .5 up Blue Mountain for 360 view. Beautiful
Loved this hike. It's roughly 10 miles round trip. Very intense slope for the last mile or two up to the summit. Once you get to the summit there are two benches, it's a beautiful sight. The whole trail is in the Forrest so you're covered from the elements as you hike. Halfway up there is a beautiful view, then back into cover. Only one water source about 4 miles in. Advise you being a lot of water. Not suitable for children or pets. 2 miles past the summit, you'll hit snow (at least I did). Couldn't carry on due to lack of gear.
The view is worth the huffing and puffing.
Thought this trail was 5.2 miles round trip, but is actually double. And so we didn't have the extra time to make it to Blue Mountain. Pretty disappointed after all that work to not make it. Not many view points and very steep.