Duckabush River to Lacrosse Pass Trail is a 41.9 mile out and back trail located near Triton, 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.
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.
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.
loved this hike, tho I will say as you get further along, you being to realize how out of shape you are....maybe that's just me :) keep in mind, the road leading in to park your car is very torn up with deep potholes. we went the last week of March and it was beautiful, fun hike!
it was a great hike
Great trail! Switchbacks were no joke such s good leg workout! Beautiful rushing River.
Hiked it 3rd week April.
trail was mostly clear. lots of scenery change. campsite was good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 =]