Dosewallips State Park is a 425-acre, year-round camping park with 5,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Hood Canal and 5,400 feet of freshwater shoreline on either side of the Dosewallips River. The park is unique in that it offers both freshwater and saltwater activities. All camp areas are grassy and located in scenic, rustic settings.

favorite water fall

hiking
1 month ago

VERY short hike but the falls are pristine. Also, although the water is chilly there is a small pool at the bottom of the falls that is incredibly clear and refreshing to take a swim in.

hiking
1 month ago

Went up on Sunday, October 15. Sun was in the forecast and wanted to take advantage of what may be one of the last chances this year for a snowless hike. Got to the locked gate and grabbed my bike and made it the 2.5 miles to the trailhead. The logging road leads just about to the start of the trail. There are a couple of small cairns that mark where to turn off the logging road to pick up the trail. The trail starts just to the right of the sign and switchbacks up for a little while through a recovering clear cut. You enter a forested area for a bit and come out to a fresh clear cut that cuts across the ridge and you gain a little and drop down into the saddle before coming to the ridge where you enter The Brothers Wilderness. The trail really gains elevation from here. You hit a bunch of switchbacks that will have you questioning your sanity (at least mine). Before too long you will be standing on the summit and, if you're lucky like I was, beautiful views all around you. Don't forget to look for the benchmark. The trail was in great shape. I passed the only other person on the mountain that day on his way down and he told me he had just come across a black bear on the trail. He said he clapped a couple times and the bear ran off. I never saw him, but I was thankful for the warning. Had 2 liters of water and a quart of Gatorade. Was just fine on a cooler day. Might want a third liter during the summer as there is NO water up there. Was thankful to have my bike to cruise down the last 2.5 miles back to the car. Long day, legs were spent, but well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The path is long and narrow at point no more then 12" wide. The mountain views of the hood canal along with sites of the open wilderness are worth the hike. I spent two days down at Jupiter Lake the hike down and up are very physically demanding and due to the dense vegetation require good knowledge of map reading or a very good GPS. There is no direct path down or up with a lot of wet steep drop offs. Spring time when vegetation is less thick ,may be a better time then when I went in late Sept .Weather changed from sunny and warm to rain wind and snow in the blink of an eye.

hiking
3 months ago

Short trek from the main road, easily done with small children. The waterfall was so beautiful and relaxing. I plan on going again and again!

Ran on this trail and it was pretty well maintained and through beautiful forest. Did both donkey trail and maple valley. Streams all dried up early September but I bet it's gorgeous in early winter!

hiking
3 months ago

We still can't figure out why this is rated as moderate. It's a short, easy walk to the falls along a stream with moss filled trees. The falls are incredible. I guess the moderate part would be if you want to get right up to the falls...it is very rocky and you have to climb a bit.

Easiest trail I ever been on but the view is out this world.

Awesome waterfall very easy hike!

4 months ago

Easy trail, beautiful falls, wonderful swim!

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