Quinault River Pony Bridge Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Quinault River Pony Bridge Trail is a 4.8 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
12 days ago

This was great and beautiful! Went on the Saturday after thanksgiving but only passed a few groups along the way. Saw some elk and a mouse along the way :-). The trail is wet in parts so you’ll want waterproof hiking shoes. The road up to the trailhead does have a lot of potholes so be aware when driving. We aren’t experienced hikers and got a good sweat going but we were able to do the whole hike in about 2.5 hours (trailhead to pony bridge and back)

hiking
20 days ago

I hiked this with my family on Thanksgiving day. It's a little dicey of a drive from the lake, lots of pot hole dodging and water across the road because of snow melt from early snow and of course rain. We saw 4 elk grazing beside the road! Trail was well maintained though there was lots of water running on trail. With all the water came lots and lots of waterfalls! Big trees galore, mushrooms of all types and golden leaves still adorned the forest. Final destination, pony bridge, was spectacular! Big water, steep boulders and more big trees.

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Great hike, but the road to grave creek campground and the trailhead is closed two miles out, so the walk on the road to the trailhead added an additional 4 miles to the hike. The walk on the road is dusty and long but once we got to the trailhead it was a wonderful hike.

camping
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

I took my girlfriend here with some friends so that she could do her first overnight trip. It's an excellent place for people who are first timers to backpacking. It is easy and takes less than a couple hours to get to campsite. Awesome growth forest as well.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

huge old growth forest.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

awesome trail all year

hiking
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Did this day hike with the wife on 15 Sep 13 and absolutely loved it. Our first time in the Quinault Valley and didn't want to push her very hard but she really enjoyed it. Easy 5 mile round trip hike to the bridge and worth the trip even for beginners if you have the right weather gear.

Already looking forward to extending this trail to the Enchanted Valley next year!!!