Little Quilcene Trail (historical)

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Little Quilcene Trail (historical) is a 15.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sequim, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

15.5 miles
5,219 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers



Steep alternate route to Mt. Townsend summit. There is very little water access so it is wise to carry extra. Crosses Sleepy Hollow watershed and Dirty Face Ridge. Views of Mt. Townsend, Mt. Buckhorn, and Iron Mountain. Distance views of Puget Sound and Mt. Baker in the Cascade horizon.

Monday, August 21, 2017

We began our hike at the Tubal Cane parking lot and hiked this trail until it met the trail to Mount Townsend. The first 2 miles are pretty exhausting, with the majority of that portion of the trail being a 35-40% grade. But the views from the ridgeline, once the trail levels off, are lovely.

Unfortunately, the clouds began to roll in not longer after the trail leveled off and by the time we got to the summit, they warded off any of the beautiful vistas to which we looked forward.

Maybe next time...

Friday, April 26, 2013

We started from the Tubal Cain Trail parking lot. This is a steep but sweet hike to Mount Townsend. I prefer this route over the Mt. Townsend Trail. The only issue is the lack of water. There is a creek near the trailhead, however, the best place for water is in Silver Creek a short distance up Tubal Cain Trail.

There are a lot of beautiful views along this trail all the way to Mt. Townsend.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014