hiking
29 days ago

Nice out and back trail, as of Jan 20 2017 there is a slide at mile 4.2 that closes the trail. Seriously it is not safe to go past the log in the trail that says "end" on it. you slip you will end up in the river a long way down. If you are planning a through hike use the Slab Creek trail. Otherwise there are a couple of camping spots near the river, water is easy to come by and the trail was in good shape with a little mud and one or two blow-downs (expected in January). Trailhead parking is limited to a half dozen cars.

Nice Fall hike with our 2 dogs. We went to the bark shanty area and back. Never did find a actual shelter though. Trail is well maintained and very easy walking. Views of river after the 2nd mile are nice.

Update to Directions... take the right at the 2nd fork not the first one you see!

Beautiful day for a hike. Be advised that trail ends at 4.2 miles due to landslides. Trail up to that point is very well maintained!

backpacking
5 months ago

I needed a short backpack trip to shake out the cobwebs, so I decided to spend the night on the lower Grey Wolf, one of my favorite day hikes. Glorious weather, and there has been some work on the trail, so the trail is in great shape. I set up camp in the site just north of the overused 2-mile camp that is right on the river. After I set up camp, I discovered that the city folk who do not have a clue about back country etiquette have been using this bucolic campsite as their crapper. OMG! Who takes a dump at the edge of a great campsite, simply because it is a short distance from their campsite? Apparently, several people at least.

If you are reading this, and think it is OK to just crap on the ground, leave your toilet paper on top, and drop a few pieces of tree bark on top of that mess, please go out and get a copy of "How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art" by Kathleen Meyer. Please. Or read about it on the Internet.

That was the only downside to this beautiful little trek. The Giant Trees trail is overgrown but still navigable.

Please note that the Lower Grey Wolf Trail will be closed the weekend of September 30 / October 1 for fish habitat restoration.

this was a nice break from all the uphill hiking there was a nice river and it was a great relaxing hike probably one of my favorites

This was a nice and relaxing trail. I'm curious how the materials for the bridges were brought in, those are not simple Boyscout creations!

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice trail for all skill levels. I took my 11 and 7 year olds up to the Notch Pass Trail junction. They were tired by the end, but loved every minute of it! Lovely scenery and quite a few fellow hikers along the way made for a very nice day hike!

This was an easy hike for any and all skill levels. It was peaceful, scenic, and well enjoyed! A big thank you to other hikers regarding the directions...at the fork go to the right and there will be a sign ahead (within 1 mile from the fork) and you will turn to the left. Drive down the path about 1/2 mile and there is parking and a long drop outhouse.

hiking
8 months ago

A good flat hike that I did with my dad & brother. The directions on alltrails however is wrong. When you see the sign that says "Big Quilcene, 11 miles" take that right & not the left that the gps tells you to. You'll see another sign soon after that tells you to take a left for half a mile to get to the lower big Quilcene trailhead.

camping
10 months ago

It was a fantastic start to our camping season. We got there around 11:00am on Saturday. It's quite the spot to go to with quite a few people/family's arriving for day hikes. It was a VERY MUDDY trail. I'm guessing all year around because of the very frequent little water run offs and streams moving to connect to the river, overlapping the trail itself. We didn't go in as far as we would have liked because of the warning sign of a mudslide about 4.5 miles in, but other hikers we saw venture farther only to return about 15-20 minutes later going back up the way they came in from. Great little pre-camp spots here and their along the river where other campers previously stopped over the years. Road conditions are fine just don't go too fast or you will slide and fall off the side. Unfortunately we did see a man fly down the muddy backroad only to find his truck about 15 feet down off the side of the truck path. Luckily his truck got cradled by some older trees and made it out with no serious injuries. If those trees where not there to catch that truck, he would not have walked away from that fall so just be careful while going up. Happy trailblazing!!!

10 months ago

Only walk maybe the first two miles, but it was a great walk. Will go again

hiking
10 months ago

Emery pretty protected hike. Best to go on toward Notch Pass Trail to Thomson Creek. A gem at the end!

on Gray Wolf Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Went till the tree said END. Mudslide cut off upper portion so only got to do the lower. Nice easy hike not too difficult. Very muddy in spots.

We decided to head out with our three kiddos for a hike on this sunny day in March and this one was perfect. There are lots of waterfalls and small creeks to jump over on the trail. The trail is nice and not difficult even for our six year old.

backpacking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

This is a great trail to take on alone. Lots to see, lots to hike on. Great starter hike. On a side note... There is an active bee hive on the main trail. Use the Cat Creek loop trail to avoid it. There is only one fork in the trail and you will take a right to head back to the main trail missing the hive. However if you don't care about them the entire area around the hive has pink tape around it as a warning.
This is one that is great for trail running too. I ran most of the way back other than the steep hills lol great thing is it's not an incredibly busy trail either

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Easy trail - well maintained. Trek through a nice forest to a river.

backpacking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Great trail. Plan on exploring the rest if the entire area throughout the summer.

backpacking
Friday, June 03, 2016

This was a serene trail. It was worth the up hill climbs. Camping at the a tributary greywolf and creek was just amazing. Highly recommended.

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

In the beginning its really muddy but the views is amazing!!

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