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Peabody Creek Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews
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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.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 997 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
muddy
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
blowdown
muddy
3 months ago

up and road back to save a knee on slick areas

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Really great hike with amazing friends and perfect weather.

hiking
bugs
6 months ago

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.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
7 months ago

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.

running
muddy
8 months ago

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.

hiking
muddy
snow
8 months ago

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

hiking
blowdown
10 months ago

Quick day hike leaving from the visitor center parking lot. Trail was fine for a while but about half a mile in there were trees across the trail. Some were easy to go around, other places were more difficult. I would not recommend going until it has been cleaned up a bit.

11 months ago

all the time..

11 months ago

Due to a huge storm and the gov shutdown trail is very challenging. I would rate it as hard. You’ll have to do a lot of climbing and ducking under trees. Do not bring your dog you won’t make it through. Fun trail if you’re looking for an adventure and I recommend not doing it alone buddy system.

Sun Jun 03 2018

Beautiful trail. It was a 6.2 mile hike, with 1000 feet of elevation gain with two pups. We parked near the Olympic National Forest headquarters building. Many bridges to cross, beautiful scenery, and nobody on the trail, but us.

Sat Mar 10 2018

Loved it!

hiking
Sat Feb 17 2018

Beautiful hike in a urban environment. Depending on time of year it can be muddy in places. Trail narrows in one section above the creek to about a foot in width.

Sat Feb 17 2018

Can’t believe I’ve lived so close to this trail for years and never hiked it until the other day! Parts were muddy & slick (but that’s to be expected in February on the Peninsula). Beautiful trail

Wed Jul 05 2017

It was a good hike. Lots of up and down hills, so it's quite a workout. It's shaded, so it's a good pick on a hot day. It's not crowded. Narrow trails in some part. We counted 8 bridges on this trail. The only thing that I didn't like about this trail is that it is close to the highway and you could hear the traffic - cars, siren and airplanes!

Thu Jun 08 2017

Great regular excercise trail for the dogs and I

Sat May 20 2017

Just the kind of hike I was looking for. My dogs loved it!

Fri Apr 21 2017

great trail, especially a good workout to get back in shape for more rigorous hikes. my dog hated the log bridges so will leave him home next time. otherwise a great day.

Thu Sep 08 2016

Great hike for families! Relatively easy. You can bring your dog too.

hiking
Sat Feb 27 2016

Very scenic and beautiful hike! Went in the morning yesterday on a gray day so it was cool which was nice. I decided to take the 2.7 trail off the main Peabody Creek Trail. Was practicing hiking with my new backpacking pack so the muddy terrain, multiple log bridges, and frequent steep uphill climb was quite the work out for me. My favorite part was being able to bring my husky! She had the best time:)

running
Tue Aug 04 2015

Fun trail! Very pretty and convenient for being so close to PA

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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