Gray Wolf Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequim, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.0 miElevation gain1,332 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashCampingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeBridge outRocky
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Getting There

Please note the trail used to continue past the marked route on the map. You will come across signs telling you not to continue. It is washed out, down a ravine with a washed out bridge, and very dangerous. Do not cross sign indicating the end of the trail.

A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here

Olympic National Forest Quilcene Ranger Station 295142 U.S. 101 South Quilcene, WA 98376 Tel: 360.765.2200

From Sequim, 3 miles east on U.S. 101 to Palo Alto Road. Turn right and drive 7.5 miles to Forest Service Road 2880. Turn right and go 1 mile to Forest Service Road 2870. Turn right and drive 0.5 miles to the trailhead.

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Lucas Avery
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Hiking

1-18-21 easy hike with well defined trail. Not too busy on a Monday. Trail was a bit muddy in spots. Sounds of the river the whole hike. Views of the river are remarkable.

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Scott Drushella
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Beth Cyr
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Hiking

It is a lovely varied trail - different ecosystems, some ups on the down and downs on the up. We managed to go on a sunny day in winter so we had som nice views as well. It was very muddy in some areas and about 2 miles in the trail turned in to a deep run off stream. We managed to go around with use of a log and get back to the drier trail. It was a day after a really heavy rain so not sure if that is usual for the winter or not. I definitely wouldn’t hike this in the winter without good waterproof boots. And I will definitely hike it again.

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Alexandra Lorenz
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Hiking

Beautiful views in the beginning. Pretty muddy so make sure you have proper shoes but overall a great hike!

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Gay Rutter
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HikingIcyMuddy

Beautiful day for December. (12Th). Started at 11am and just a few muddy spots no people until the end. The trail was washed out at about 4.6 miles. Turned around came back and that’s when we came across quite a few hikers. I was surprised for the time of year. Beautiful hike.

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WhyNotVacay User
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HikingBlowdownBridge outMuddy

The trail was more the we expected. It was a good challenge with a change up from your normal up then down...it was down, up then down then up then down and then in reverse. For November it was chilly but manageable and the scenery was soothing to the soul. We didn’t realize there were so many campsite and wished we’d taken our gear...next time!

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Kim M
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Adrienne Arceri
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KHE Miniken
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Hiking

Hiked 10/24 on a crisp beautiful sunny day. Muddy in spots, overgrowth in parts and sometimes narrow but otherwise a solid trail. Only saw three or four other groups. Easy drive to the trailhead but easy to pass if no other cars there. Enjoyed hiking along the river and through the woods!

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Klara Hanson
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Hiking

great trail and hardly anyone at the trail head or on the trail!

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Darian Hanson
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John Neff
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Hiking

A lovely hike up

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Lindsey Lovell
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Reed Grandt
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Terri Neal
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Hiking

I only did about 1/2 the trail because I had time constraints. It was lovely’! Lush, green with wildflowers everywhere I saw more parked cars than I saw people on the trail. Don’t forget your best bug repellent! I imagine this trail would be beautiful from late spring through fall. I am definitely going on this trail again!

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Aloys Verheggen
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Rita Carrow
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HikingBugs

Yesterday was my 5th time hiking this trail, and it wasn’t nearly as well-maintained as it has been in the past. Still a good hike though. The Cat Creek Loop has always been my favorite part, but I apparently missed an intersection, since I didn’t end up back on the gray wolf, but rather down on the road. I decided to not backtrack, so ended up having to walk 2 miles or so on the gravel road back to my car.

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Chad McCracken
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Hiking

This is a very fun trail. Kind of a workout due to length, but great. Easy enough for children, but at some points the trail may be a foot wide and it drops straight off so you need to watch them closely. Other than that its a great time!

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Lisa Ellis
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HikingBugsOver grown

Incredibly beautiful hike. Narrow trail most of the way, on the verge of being overgrown. Not an issue regarding getting lost or losing sight of the trail. Campsite’s are strewn across a 3 mile span, all of which are ideal spots. Mosquitoes were rampant though. Water was cold and absolutely clear. Plenty of firewood and easy access to water from any site. Wicked potholes getting to the trail head.

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Kathy Grenz
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HikingBlowdownBridge outBugsMuddyOver grownScramble

Great trail, even with current conditions. There were sections that were slightly muddy, some a little overgrown, a few sections marginally washed out that required some scrambling, a few trees to climb over and what northwest trail would be complete without bugs. However........ The forest was serene and the river beautiful. We arrived about 10:30 and only ran across a few other hikers. And, caution needs to be taken on the drive up, as there are some pretty substantial potholes in the road!

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