Queets River Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Queets River Trail is a 29.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Forks, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
29.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

muddy

old growth

over grown

washed out

no dogs

From Hoquiam travel north on US 101 for 51 miles (From Forks travel south on US 101 for 51 miles). Turn right onto paved FR 21 and proceed for approximately 8 miles, turning left onto FR 2180. Continue for about 2.0 miles, turning left onto FR 2180-011. Follow this road 1.5 miles to Upper Queets Road. Turn right and proceed 3.0 miles to road end and trailhead. Privy available.

hiking
23 days ago

Went in July and the river thigh deep in a couple places but very doable. Nice to have a hiking pole or walking stick when crossing. Had a difficult time finding the trail it was 50 yards down the river, but some nice people left some stacked rocks to assure us. The trail sign is just a couple yards into the trees. Also could not find the big tree mentioned in our hiking book. Beautiful easy hike with lots of foliage. Saw about four people who had all camped overnight. My husband and I just went for a day hike.

scenic driving
Monday, May 11, 2015