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Dosewallips River Trail to Graves Creek via Anderson Pass and East Fork Quinault River Trail

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Olympic National Forest

Dosewallips River Trail to Graves Creek via Anderson Pass and East Fork Quinault River Trail is a 34.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Brinnon, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking.

Length 34.9 mi Elevation gain 7,066 ft Route type Point to Point
Backpacking Camping Hiking Nature trips Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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Jake Reichardt
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Backpacked in and out from Dosewallips River trailhead to Anderson Glacier over Labor Day weekend. It was an awesome trip with great weather and no crowds. We had done Graves Creek to Enchanted Valley a few yrs ago & found the trail boring and the endpoint too crowded; this trip was so much more enjoyable. We were impressed with the campsites we stayed at along the trail -- all had plenty of space, simple but adequate pit toilets, bear wires, and water access. Many also have campfire pits. The first 6 miles is an easy uphill grade on an old road except for one detour around a washout. After reaching the park boundary, the trail is well-traveled, varying between soft pine needles and small rock surfaces. We chose to make a side trip up to Lake Constance - not recommended unless you are super-fit and/or have a lot of extra time. The trail gets a little more difficult after the Dose Forks camp, or maybe we were just worn out from our long day! We soldiered on and camped at Big Timber, arriving in the dark. The next morning we packed up everything and hiked a few miles further to Diamond Meadows camp, wanting to even out our mileage for that day and the trek out. We set up camp and packed up our day bags to head to Anderson Glacier. Again, a very peaceful trail the whole way with varied scenery through moss-carpeted forest, brushy meadows, and scenic river banks. The huckleberries starting at Honeymoon Meadows camp are the largest I have ever seen and quite delicious! The final switchbacks to Anderson Glacier are steep but nothing crazy; lots more huckleberry bushes here and they are starting to overgrow the trail. The views at the top are amazing. It's easy to imagine the glacier filling the whole area many years ago. Then a mostly downhill trek back to camp (with a few more huckleberries). Note, we did try to fill up water at Camp Siberia but there was only a shallow trickle available. Plenty of streams further on, though. We did not have any trouble with bugs this trip which was a blessing. The hike out was uneventful, as always it seems to take forever to get back to the car when you're ready to head home for a shower. The only downside to our trip was no bear sightings. Maybe next time!

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Feng Tien
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Dan Rohrer
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