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Lower Dungeness Trail is a 11.4 mile 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 March until October.

Length 11.4 mi Elevation gain 2,516 ft Route type Out & Back

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

Directions from Sequim: Travel east on U.S. Highway 101 for approximately 2 miles. Turn off onto Palo Alto Road across from Sequim Bay State Park and continue to the Forest Boundary, at which point the road will become FS Road 28. Follow 28 for 1.1 miles to FS Road 2860. Turn right onto 2860 and go 3.5 miles to the lower trailhead.

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Ken G.
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HikingMuddy

Started at the upper end of the trail where it meets the Upper Dungeness Trail head. From this point the trail descends easily and follows the Dungeoness river. Approximately 1.2 miles from the trail head there is an area of washout. At this point there appeared to be an uphill bypass trail with numerous foot prints of previous hikers. Unfortunately we followed this until we realized it was wrong and dangerous. We ended up sliding down the trail on our butts back toward the river. The safer route was closer to the river to bypass this washout. We enclosed a photo of this area and also put three large logs to block the upward route. If you started this trail at the other end this would’ve been no problem and the trail coming back was much more obvious. Overall the trail is well-maintained and there are multiple boardwalks ( slippery ) that traverse over chronically wet area and some lovely cascading creeks. The views, large trees, and fairy slipper orchids didn’t disappoint. We did only a little over 8 miles of the trail but our bushwhacking detour had been tiring and had coated us in mud—- so it was a great day altogether.

Mnkyfnacoconut2 Blaylock
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Hiking

Lots of fallen greens to navigate, left soaked to the bone but all in all a good hike!

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Bryce Edelmann
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Hiking

Road conditions are in good condition just be a little cautious of the narrow road. The hike was beautiful and had plenty of views including a black tail only 5 feet from me which was pretty cool. Will definitely come back for the other trails.

Andrea Rutledge
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Hiking

A beautiful trail along the river, not difficult and with many great views. The drive in and out is a bit hairy as the road is narrow and has no barrier and a long drop off. I'll definitely go back again but the friend who went with me was terrified of the drive and will never go back! There are many hiking trails up in that area, can't wait to see more of them!

Josh Christian
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Hiking

Beautiful hike. Lots of river views and mossy covered forested trails. We only did a mile in and back but we had 7 children. They were able to hike it all easily.

Lauren Monaghan
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Hiking was easy to moderate! You'll enjoy the sound & beauty of the glacier rivers as you hike along side it. There are some Forrest service trails on the hike so it can be confusing if you don't have a map. :)

Jeffery Chen
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Hiking

Hiked late March and it was fairly muddy. Snow still along the trail side. There was a creek and a beaver dam to see. Hiked with kids. Trail is not difficult but lots of modest ups and downs. Scenery was good. Some open areas in forest.

Vincent Perrone
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Zac Wilson
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Sandy Curry
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linda o
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David M.
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daniel marquez
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Michael Braun
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Mnkyfnacoconut2 Blaylock
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Lori Trester
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Trevor Jensen
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Rex Mikler
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Backpacking
Sara Chace
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Justin Slattery
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Dine' Him
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