Gray Wolf Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Gray Wolf Trail is a 18.1 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.

DISTANCE
18.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

camping
1 month ago

It was a fantastic start to our camping season. We got there around 11:00am on Saturday. It's quite the spot to go to with quite a few people/family's arriving for day hikes. It was a VERY MUDDY trail. I'm guessing all year around because of the very frequent little water run offs and streams moving to connect to the river, overlapping the trail itself. We didn't go in as far as we would have liked because of the warning sign of a mudslide about 4.5 miles in, but other hikers we saw venture farther only to return about 15-20 minutes later going back up the way they came in from. Great little pre-camp spots here and their along the river where other campers previously stopped over the years. Road conditions are fine just don't go too fast or you will slide and fall off the side. Unfortunately we did see a man fly down the muddy backroad only to find his truck about 15 feet down off the side of the truck path. Luckily his truck got cradled by some older trees and made it out with no serious injuries. If those trees where not there to catch that truck, he would not have walked away from that fall so just be careful while going up. Happy trailblazing!!!

1 month ago

Only walk maybe the first two miles, but it was a great walk. Will go again

hiking
2 months ago

Went till the tree said END. Mudslide cut off upper portion so only got to do the lower. Nice easy hike not too difficult. Very muddy in spots.

3 months ago

8 months ago

backpacking
8 months ago

This is a great trail to take on alone. Lots to see, lots to hike on. Great starter hike. On a side note... There is an active bee hive on the main trail. Use the Cat Creek loop trail to avoid it. There is only one fork in the trail and you will take a right to head back to the main trail missing the hive. However if you don't care about them the entire area around the hive has pink tape around it as a warning.
This is one that is great for trail running too. I ran most of the way back other than the steep hills lol great thing is it's not an incredibly busy trail either

hiking
8 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

Great trail. Plan on exploring the rest if the entire area throughout the summer.

backpacking
11 months ago

This was a serene trail. It was worth the up hill climbs. Camping at the a tributary greywolf and creek was just amazing. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

hiking
Friday, January 08, 2016

Easy trail. Not a whole lot to see. Not very popular. Didn't run into anyone until I was half way back.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Did an 2 night stay next to the river. Somewhat surprised to see it listed as hard, because from what I remember there was only one spot where the dirt was a bit loose and we had to mind our footing, but for the most part it was a relatively easy trek. The river was big and beautiful, and made for a great camp site.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Did the lower trail. A lot of great camping spots and so many butterflies. The river is beautiful. The end of the trail had a lot of down trees.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Me and the wife did the lower trail on 4/7/15. the trail has a lot of ups and downs. there were a few scetchy areas near the end with fallen logs and narrow walking paths on ridges but all negotiable with a little determination. lots of wonderful spots to camp. everything was beautiful and we could only imagine how much more beautiful it would be if everything was in bloom. All in all well worth the hike and we can't wait to go back. Hopefully with some more time to camp and hang.

hiking
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Early 2000 I helped WTA re-route the trailhead. This is a wonderful trail but has to be done from two locations because of a bridge being out and no safe crossing. There are a lot of great side hikes off the Gray Wolf Trail.

hiking
Sunday, May 26, 2013

hiking
Thursday, March 14, 2013