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Rainbow Canyon Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brinnon, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 242 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

River

Blowdown

Over grown

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As of June 2020, this trail is currently overgrown and there is a blowdown on the path. While this is marked as easy, the current conditions are more moderate in difficulty.

Parking and access are free

Olympic National Forest Quilcene Ranger Station 295142 U.S. 101 South Quilcene, WA 98376 Tel: 360.765.2200

From Quilcene, 5 miles south on U.S. 101 to Rainbow Campground. Park across Highway 101, the trailhead is at the back of the campground.

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Gina C.
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Too many trees down to complete the trail.

Michelle Elsom
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I believe it to be more moderate level than easy. It’s short enough though and lots to look at. Very beautiful.

Rebecca Kleinschmidt
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Ok. 1st, for a beginner hiker I would consider this moderate only because it's a little rough, narrow, and straight up on the way back but well worth it. half way down there is a small waterfall. keep going to the end where you will find a moss covered tree. look to the left and there is a spot in the water where it's almost turquoise in color. be careful as there are two spots where the water trickles across the trail.

Michael Vest
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First to Review

This trail was hard to find. We ended up going to the ranger station and found it it's across from the Mt. Walker entrance. The road is blocked off but if you go under the gate stay to the right and the sign is clearly marked. The trail is short, only a mile and needs some attention but it's still a fun hike.

Nathan Armstrong
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Leah Odom
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Darin Dewey
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Mike Stewart
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