Little Quilcene Trail (historical) is a 16.1 mile lightly 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 best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Steep alternate route to Mt. Townsend summit. There is very little water access so it is wise to carry extra. Crosses Sleepy Hollow watershed and Dirty Face Ridge. Views of Mt. Townsend, Mt. Buckhorn, and Iron Mountain. Distance views of Puget Sound and Mt. Baker in the Cascade horizon.
We started from the Tubal Cain Trail parking lot. This is a steep but sweet hike to Mount Townsend. I prefer this route over the Mt. Townsend Trail. The only issue is the lack of water. There is a creek near the trailhead, however, the best place for water is in Silver Creek a short distance up Tubal Cain Trail.
There are a lot of beautiful views along this trail all the way to Mt. Townsend.