Spruce Railroad Trail

EASY 43 reviews
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Spruce Railroad Trail is a 20.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
20.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1473 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

cave

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

muddy

28 days ago

beautiful place! sadly learned the hard way you have to go to camp david jr rd entrance! they have the trail "blocked" where the McKay tunnel is right b4 devils punchbowl is & it says dangerous conditions, but it's safe..looks like they are trying to clear the tunnel out for hikers to do enjoy the entire route. Took a swim at devils punch bowl & boyy the water was cold but it felt good.

1 month ago

Hiked western portion as eastern end is closed at the moment. Unfortunately, only occasional views of the lake. The best views of Lake Crescent were actually at East Beach (take a picnic there!)

hiking
6 months ago

lots too see, take a Lunch!stop and enjoy all the cool spots.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

light easy trail, and pretty fun for cliff jumping right by the bridge on the right. nice spot for just hanging out for the day

hiking
8 months ago

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON on the east end. We found this out the hard way. Apparently they've closed it in order to finish paving it.

About a mile is open on the Camp David side but we wanted more of a challenge. The trail status is here:
https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wilderness-trail-conditions.htm#CP_JUMP_450763

Lake Crescent is beautiful though, there's a nice picnic spot on East Beach.

hiking
8 months ago

A nice relaxing hike with beautiful views of the mountains and Lake Crescent. We hiked the 4 mile unpaved section and then headed back. Only encountered a few mountain bikers.

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

very cool. bring your swimsuit and water shoes...

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Another favorite trail. I've done it on bikes too. A bit sketchy at some points but a great ride, and a definite good walk. beautiful scenery.

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Very easy hike but one of the most beautiful spots on the Olympic peninsula.

hiking
11 months ago

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11 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

ATTENTION TRIKE-RIDERS: The western end of this trail, which is paved for about 6.5 miles, is the best section for trike riders. It is level and easy pedaling, with beautiful woods and few people.

If you try to access this trail from the eaat end of Crescent lake, you will find only a very short section which is kind to your trike. The eastern end, starting at the end of East Beach Rd. narrows down to less than the width of one's trike, is muddy, and has several dips, through which one will have to dismount and ease the trike across them. Rocks along the eastern section of the trail will snag one's rear deraillier and may damage the under carriage of one's trike..

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Sunday, May 01, 2016

great hike... beginning is muddy but the rest is well worth it. highly recommend

Monday, April 18, 2016

Didn't make it to the end, but wow, what a beautiful hike! We are definitely doing this one again! But as oe of the other hikers said, it is a bit muddy for about 1/2 mile, but so worth it!