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Peabody Creek Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 997 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

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Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

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Getting There

Peabody creek trail has a half mile loop at the bottom, but it connects to a three mile out and back that ends on Hurricane Ridge road. From there the hiker can either return the way they came or hike down the road. This trail follows and crosses Peabody Creek.

There is a bathroom at the visitor center open during business hours

Drive to the national park visitor center in Port Angeles. The trail starts from that parking lot.

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Stephanie Pavlovcik
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Hiking

Gorgeous dog friendly trail in the Olympic NP!! We only passed three people the entire time. Would recommend hiking boots.

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Nicholas Gacek
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Muddy

Very muddy trail, close to the road at times, and just ends at the road.

Dan Kruger
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The starting location given on the map is inside of a NPS maintenance operations yard. Instead, drive to the nearby National Parks Visitor's center and look for a sign that says Peabody Creek Trail 1/2 mile Loop. This connects to the Peabody Creek Trail.

Ariel Araujo
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HikingMuddy

The trail is pretty to walk on because you’re basically walking along the creek, but it just ends at the road. There are some cool log bridges and pretty creek scenery, but there is no end view. Probably really fun for kids to do with the creek so close.

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Josh Solt
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HikingMuddy
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Herman Sidhu
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HikingMuddy
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James Marlow
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Hiking

Very muddy.

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Janusz Mckinnon
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HikingBugsMuddy
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Hera Astgen
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HikingMuddy
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Scott K
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HikingMuddy

Parked in the visitor center parking lot. There was some elevation gain but overall it was pretty gradual. We walked at a slower pace and it took just under 3 hours. It was a little muddy / slick to start but to be expected this time of year. Primarily shaded trial filled with huge trees. There was also a lot of slugs, mushrooms, and bridges to cross over.

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Vishva N.
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Hiking

The trail mostly follows the creek, but it becomes close to the road towards the end, and you can hear cars driving by. It wasn't too muddy because we went after a week or so of sun.

Adam Crowley
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HikingMuddy

Nice muddy trail.

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Eric M.
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Hiking

very very muddy. should have a walking stick.

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alex morgan
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Hiking

we took the trail from where the app directions brought us and that trail lead to the visitors center and we took another loop trail there called forest something trail behind the visitors center which was very short and then from the visitors center got back on the loop trail back to where we started. altogether it only ended up being 2 miles so kind of disappointed that the trails didn't lead to anything longer.

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Chris Coz
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HikingMuddy

nice trail with a anti climatic turn around point (road).

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Lauren Peterson
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Hiking

Easy trail. Cute bridges and creek. Nice for a short 30 minute walk.

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Eric English
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Sam@ NationalParksTrails
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Hiking

Very scenic right behind visitor center. Only did the short loop to work out the kinks of a long drive before going up to Hurricane Ridge.

Teresa Barberousse
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Hiking

Nice trail well maintained. Up and down trail hills with switchbacks, through forest along creek, several log bridges that cross the creek.

Kathy Coward Pregnall
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

up and road back to save a knee on slick areas

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Scott Chavis
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Hiking

nice trail. had obvious tree falls from the last snowfall but they have donea great job clearing the path.

Brigham Baird
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Hiking

Started at the Olympic National Park, Port Angeles visitors center and we hiked the Peabody Creek Trail until it met the Hurricane Ridge Hwy. there were several bridges and switch backs at several points. Over all my kids rate the travel 4.5 out of five star. The ages of my kids are 15 years to 5 years old. They all walked it on their own.

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Steve Albert
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Hiking

Really great hike with amazing friends and perfect weather.

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Dan Klippert
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HikingBugs

A bit slippery in a couple spots but otherwise a great trail. I saw 2 people the entire hike. Trail is clear with plenty of bugs to go around.

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Jean Rice
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Peabody Creek Trail is back in shape after a rough winter that included a historic windstorm and historic lowland snowfall. There are a few small muddy/boggy places and/or seeps, but for the most part the trail is merely wet, not muddy. The trail has been cleared by ONP trail crews, and there is fresh-cut treefall on both sides of the trail. It looks like a bomb went off in some places. The extent of storm damage is a sight in and of itself. One section of relatively new trail was entirely washed out (after the first big log bridge) and the old trail was partly reconditioned by trail crews, if a bit narrow and uneven. The worst of the mud has dried up, but there are a few spots where trees went down, popping up root balls and creating either a large dip or a "climb over" bump in the trail. They are passable with minimal effort. Be cautious on the third big log bridge (the narrow one). It rocks, side to side. Don't lean on the handrail or it will shift. Trillium are blooming in massive trailside bunches as of late April. Bleeding heart are just starting to bloom and should be in full bloom by mid May. Ferns and False Solomon Seal are just coming up. Despite the easy-access trailhead at the National Park visitor center, this is a moderate-difficulty trail, with several steep climbs and a total of about 10K round trip. It's a good training trail for longer, more difficult hike, for physically fit visitors who want a generous sample of gorgeous lowland mountain forest and creek valley , but not great for new hikers, families with small children or for people with mobility issues.

Jennifer Brady Pascoe
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RunningMuddy

Way too muddy right now to be safe to run at a normal speed. slipped several times and had to walk through the mud downhill. Very pretty though. Saw deer.

Ishamari Drennan-Colon
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HikingMuddySnow

Left from the visitors center. Trail was very muddy during the first half and snowy during the second.

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