Slab Camp Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequim, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.
Directions from Sequim: Travel west for 2.5 miles on Highway 101. Turn left on Taylor Cutoff Road to Lost Mountain Road. Proceed to intersection of Forest Service Rd 2870 and turn left. Continue on Forest Service Rd 2870 and take a right at the intersection with 2875. Follow 2875 approximately 4 miles to the trailhead.
Nice day hike! Keep in mind it is a descending and then ascending almost the whole way back. It is about 6 miles round trip. It was very isolated and quiet. There were some muddy areas on the trail. Overall we had a wonderful day and would recommend it.
Went on this hike solo two days ago. It was really cold but also nice and very quiet. I didn't pass a single person. Make sure you go the extra couple minutes to the bridge that crosses the creek. It's just past the campsites. The first 1.5 miles of the trail is pretty boring and you can't see much. The second half of the trail is better.
It's a great out and back trail at about 6.5 total with the bridge.
Nice trail that get better as you get closer to the river. Easy on the way down but uphill on the return trip. We saw lots of Tiger Lilies along the trail. On our way out we ran into an inbound hiker who spotted fresh mountain cougar tracks. Of course this is always the possibility in this area. Nice hike and we'll go again
Completed today! Snow at the trailhead, but after 1/4 of a mile on the trail no more snow. Walking downhill on the trail you can see it has been very well maintained until the 2 mile marker where you start to get a lot of mud. Remember your hiking sticks for this portion of the trek. The downhill portion of the hike is incredibly easy with the exception of navigating the mud. At 3.1 miles you are now along the Gray Wolf river. There are camping sites and a location along the river currently where you can sit in the sun and relax. This was our lunch spot. We did walk along the river for a bit after lunch and crossed the bridge to see the beginning of the route to Slide Camp. We then began our uphill ascent. At first the trail is a difficult climb, but then continues as a sustained up hill, moderate climb. The last 1/2 mile at the top is easy and a nice cool down. Please note that this is only my personal experience and I have just gotten back into hiking after battling health issues.
Pretty nice trail. There was a lot of water on the ground when I went (May-ish). But the trail is still good, and you can tell that WTA has been there within the last year. At the end of the trail, there is a really nice campsite that had no one there last time, so I'm hoping for the same solitude this time around. Beautiful forest, and gorgeous river await by the 'slab' of slab camp. Recommend as a day hike mostly, but there is also the choice of camping.