Quinault River Pony Bridge Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Quinault, 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
1,164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty hike. Crystal clear water in falls and river. Went later in day and light thru trees was beautiful.

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3 months ago

Hiked today (July 24, 2018). Little longer than advertised-from parking to bridge and back was 5.8 miles with about 2100 feet of total elevation gain. 1st two miles are up and last mile is down. Really a nice hike. Lots of big trees and shade. Well maintained trail. Parking lot was full early in the morning so lots of parking was done along the road. Watch what you park under-just as we came out a large branch from a snag dropped on a car. 3 hours round trip for us. Very enjoyable all the way. Pony bridge is a nice stopping point-but it’s the hike in its totality that I found enjoyable.
Don’t let the elevation gain scare. It steady and gradual-never any switchbacks.

3 months ago

Wonderful trail! Hiked in July, small parking area, but beautiful scenery.

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3 months ago

Hiked 08/20/18. This is a nice moderate hike to a gorge on the Quinalt River.

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4 months ago

Beautiful hike. Parking area is very small for the amount of cars that go back there. Lots of backpackers. Get there early!

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5 months ago

Beautiful hike with wonderful views throughout. There are some wet spots, but we got through with just sneakers and stayed dry. Lots of inclines on the way in, so it's sure to get your heart pumping. The views on the bridge are wonderful. Well worth the drive.

6 months ago

Beautiful trail! The views are amazing the whole time. stop off and have a snack at Pony Bridge and sit in awe of the river and majesty of the forest!!

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6 months ago

This hike is absolutely STUNNING. There is so much to take in along the way. Road there has a lot of potholes. Highly recommend.

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11 months ago

Nice trail thru the rainforest with moderate inclines. all sorts of things to enjoy. this trip will get you hooked on hiking!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

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)

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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.

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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

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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!!!

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