Lower Big Quilcene Trail

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Lower Big Quilcene Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Quilcene, Washington that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
846 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Directions from Quilcene: Take US Highway 101 south for 1 mile to Penny Creek Road on the right. Follow Penny Creek Road staying left at the Y (mile 1.4) to the Forest Service boundary and paved Forest Service Rd 27. Continue on FS 27 another 1.5 miles to FS Rd 080. Turn left onto 080 and follow it for .5 miles to the trailhead.

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1 month ago

this was a nice break from all the uphill hiking there was a nice river and it was a great relaxing hike probably one of my favorites

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2 months ago

2 months ago

This was a nice and relaxing trail. I'm curious how the materials for the bridges were brought in, those are not simple Boyscout creations!

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Very nice trail for all skill levels. I took my 11 and 7 year olds up to the Notch Pass Trail junction. They were tired by the end, but loved every minute of it! Lovely scenery and quite a few fellow hikers along the way made for a very nice day hike!

3 months ago

This was an easy hike for any and all skill levels. It was peaceful, scenic, and well enjoyed! A big thank you to other hikers regarding the directions...at the fork go to the right and there will be a sign ahead (within 1 mile from the fork) and you will turn to the left. Drive down the path about 1/2 mile and there is parking and a long drop outhouse.

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4 months ago

A good flat hike that I did with my dad & brother. The directions on alltrails however is wrong. When you see the sign that says "Big Quilcene, 11 miles" take that right & not the left that the gps tells you to. You'll see another sign soon after that tells you to take a left for half a mile to get to the lower big Quilcene trailhead.

4 months ago

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6 months ago

Emery pretty protected hike. Best to go on toward Notch Pass Trail to Thomson Creek. A gem at the end!

6 months ago

We decided to head out with our three kiddos for a hike on this sunny day in March and this one was perfect. There are lots of waterfalls and small creeks to jump over on the trail. The trail is nice and not difficult even for our six year old.

8 months ago

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016