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Duckabush River to Lacrosse Pass Trail

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The Brothers Wilderness
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Duckabush River to Lacrosse Pass Trail is a 40.5 mile out and back trail located near Brinnon, 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.

Length 40.5 mi Elevation gain 11,994 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here

Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center 3002 Mount Angeles Road Port Angeles, WA 98362 Tel: 360.565.3100

From Quilcene, 16 miles south on U.S. 101 to the Duckabush River Road. Turn right and drive 5.5 miles to Forest Service Road 2510-060. Turn right and drive 0.1 miles to the trailhead.

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Elizabeth Hanna
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Backpacking

The views up on LaCrosse Pass are gorgeous! I will warn you though this whole trail is much closer to 50 miles then it is to 40. one other word of advice, when you take the path to LaCrosse Pass off of Duckabush River Trail the trail becomes very unclear. my friend and I had to use our All Trails map to get us back on track a couple of times. However, the area that this is the case is very small indeed. We saw 2 bears and 3 deer on our trip and only encountered about 3 small snow fields going down the LaCrosse Pass towards Camp Siberia. The alpine meadows were beautiful! all in all I was sore when I got home but it was definitely worth it!

Rami Rogers
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great hike, lots of bushes. open and good to go!

Dave M
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Backpacking

This was my third time hiking over the Little and Big Humps into the Duckabush river valley. The effects of the 2011 wildfire are significant and made this hike seem like a completely different experience than in 2000 and 2005. The trail is as described in previous posts with new views of the Brothers in the burned out areas at the top of Big Hump. The valley in the vicinity of 5 mile camp is in remarkable condition considering the fire originated from here. We day-hiked from 5 mile to approximately 2 miles past the park boundry (9 miles from the trail head). The fire damage in this area is extensive and has transformed a dense old growth forest into a open expanse of standing, charred timber. This is no place to linger, as we were replenishing our water a small wind gust toppled the remnants of a very large fir. It is fascinating to see how the forest rejuvenates itself after an event like this and how the "new" landscape opens up opportunities for other plants and animals.

Christian Rowland
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Backpacking

It was the hike of a lifetime. We caught rainbow trout for dinner, saw elk , mother black bear with cubs coming down over the divide and down into the valley. We the inter hike we saw no other hikers. Best explanation in the continental USA

Rhonda Woodman
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great scenery! enjoyed this hike!

Will Richards
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Backpacking

Hiked over 40 miles of this trail, over five days, from the trail head all the way up to Lake Lacrosse and back. Challenging trail, but the views at Hart and Lacrosse lakes are spectacular. Saw deer, Elk, and seven bear at the higher elevations. Great time!

Gonçalo Machado
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Very nice trail by the river!

Carey Anzelini
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We have done this so many times because it is a favorite! The road leading to the trailhead is not well kept making travel pretty difficult. There is a lot of theft in the parking lot as well. Because of this, they do not have the day hike purchase available at the trailhead.

Vonnie Tallon
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it was a great hike

Ciera Auzenne
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Hiking

Great trail! Switchbacks were no joke such s good leg workout! Beautiful rushing River.

Doug Moss
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Hiked it 3rd week April. trail was mostly clear. lots of scenery change. campsite was good.

Karen Christensen House
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Hiked just past 5 mile camp for the weekend. The weekend prior - a wind storm knocked down a lot of trees. Many are laying over trail. You will have to climb over or under to maneuver past.

C. H.
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Hiking

Hiked this trail with family and friends that had baby in pack and a toddler. I would say this is an easy hike. We stopped at the first camp for lunch by the river. The forest is picturesque! The mosquitoes...not so nice, bring your spray! If you're looking for a nice day hike with the fam, this is it!! Enjoy.

TIM BELL
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Hiking

We enjoyed this hike. We only went as far as the "Hump". Quite, only ran into 2 other hikers who were on their way out. When we reached the Duckabush river, we found a nice spot to sit and eat lunch and enjoy the view.

Nivaun Rahne
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Hiking

The Duckabush is a typical beautiful Olympic Wilderness river. The forest fire last year was a sad reminder of how destructive careless people can be. It will be interesting to watch how the forest rejuvenates itself. Hoping to see lots of fireweed this year.

Nicholas Brennan
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Hiking

I want to note now I did not do the whole hike I only did it as a day hike over the Big Hump for about a 10.5 mile journey. For a day hike it provides a nice early season hike, its not too hard but not so easy that I dont feel accomplished. By far the hardest part of the hike is if you go up the Big Hump. I feel its worth the climb, it offers a good workout and when you go down the other side you find yourself back next to the river at a perfect resting/camping/turnaround spot. The hike, while not spectacular, is still an enjoyable one. There are a few very large trees near the big hump that survived the fire and they are just massive! Its crazy to see such large trees and its even more impressive to see the ones that survived the fire and how there thick bark protected them like armor from the flames. Its still sad to see the damage and the dead trees however =[ Im not sure when the fire happened but you can see its scars. With that said be warned some of the dead trees are leaning quite dangerously towards the trail so if its a windy day be careful and keep a watchful eye. Its just a matter of time till the finally fall. All in all it was nice early season hike and I was pleased with it =]

Kevin Jonson
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Hiking

I went up the Duckabush trail as a day hike, out and back. Going as far as big hump" is a moderate day hike, with gorgeous scenery. Most of the hike has moderate elevation gain and loss until you hit the base of big hump, which is a set of switchbacks that climb up the valley wall. The trail lies in the Olympic rain shadow, so when its pouring in Seattle, there is a possibility that the trail will be dry (as was the case when I hiked it)

Amanda Kerchner
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Hiking

I took some of the most beautiful pictures while hiking this trail. The trail head was not easy to find so, we blew right past it. Signs would be helpful.

Elizabeth Hanna
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Clarkia Cobb
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Bethany Donovan
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Laird H.
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Marilyn Manning
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Nic Parson
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Debi Logan
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Dylan Logan
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Amy Hacker
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Amy S
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Diana Cutler
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Erik Nordstrom
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