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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 miElevation gain1332 ftRoute typeOut & Back
Dogs on leashCampingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWild flowersWildlifeBridge 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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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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Adrienne Arceri
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Klara Hanson
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great trail and hardly anyone at the trail head or on the trail!

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Darian Hanson
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Katie Libecco
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HikingWashed out

Trail is currently about 3.5 miles out and back/7 miles roundtrip to trailhead currently due to trail washout. But still a great trail. Easy to follow, moderate climbs and continuous beautiful views. Thanks to whomever left the walking sticks at the TH - they were a big help! Just a few small spots of mud, a few downed trees and a few areas of roots that required thinking, so moderate is fair. Saw a yellow jacket hive/nest obliterated near the entrance, so fortunately the bug issue seems taken care of! Narrow but lightly traveled, especially early. Forest Road there was as expected, bumpy but navigable by sedan. Really great trail, one of my favorites!

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John Neff
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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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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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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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Noriko Brubeck
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Dave Schoales
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Great hike along the river.

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Dan Melero
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It was a nice hike at 7 miles but the terrain was muddy and meadow overgrown. Beautiful river pool at end.

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Jamyne Richardson
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Your shoes will get muddy. trail is narrow with vegetation encroachment. Some trees across the trail but easily managed. The elevation incline and decline alternates nicely. The views and river is stunning. Absolutely loved this hike.

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