Main Fork Dosewallips River Trail

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Olympic National Park

Main Fork Dosewallips River Trail is a 65.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Brinnon, Washington that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 65.7 km Elevation Gain: 2,703 m Route Type: Out & Back




nature trips

bird watching






wild flowers


no dogs

PLEASE NOTE: Dosewallips Road is indefinitely closed to vehicles. Road washed-out outside the park boundary, 6.5 miles from campground. The road and trail remain open to foot/bike traffic.

Tue Oct 09 2018

Truly beautiful trail. Started Friday morning and was greeted with plenty of rain. Set up camp and was awoken by the sun in my face. A doe accompanied me for part of the morning and a couple of chipmunks attempted to join me for lunch. The trail was quite easy to follow and I was taken aback by the old road signs. Great overnight backpacking trip.

Mon Jul 29 2013

Beautiful hiking and not a bad place to take a dip if your feeling adventurous.

Wed May 29 2013

Bring your mountain bike. I love the fact that vehicle access remains washed out. I sure hope they keep it this way. It's one place a person can mountain bike in the National Park and have very nice campgrounds with tables, fire pits, and bear vaults. Mountain bike are now allowed beyond the ranger station though, but it is a nice 5 mile ride anyway. Great fly fishing here also. This trail has access to a lot of trail systems in the Olympics and you will use this often.

Sun Jul 29 2012

From the road washout to the Dosewallips ranger station, it is all road walking. From the ranger station you begin trail hiking. It is very nice and well maintained. You will be able to find a lot of info on this trail searching the olympics web sites.

Sat Sep 15 2018

Sat Jun 30 2018

Mon Apr 11 2016