Upper Dungeness Trail

HARD 27 reviews
#55 of 181 trails in

Upper Dungeness Trail is a 12 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Quilcene, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
12.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2772 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

From Sequim, 3 miles east on U.S. 101 to Palo Alto Road. Turn right and drive 7.5 miles to Forest Service Road 28. Stay left and drive 1 mile to Forest Service Road 2860. Turn right and drive 11 miles to the Dungeness Trailhead.

1 month ago

Top 5 favorite

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

It is an engaging hike! Great for backpackers! Maybe a bit too much for beginners

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great condition with very little snow after second bridge. Must cross two bridges and continue about a quarter mile after second bridge to reach "shelter". Then turn around. We were unsure and turned around too soon a little after the second bridge- got to a little creak and headed back. Met some backpackers who were staying over night and they said we should have gone a little bit further. Next time.

The FS roads are poorly labeled and even on the hike we took a path to the Royal basin hike by mistake. Thankful for the trip map and trip reports but more people focused on pot holes than land markers or trail markers.

Great hike.. little far to go from Seattle but a great flat hike if you want something that's not all switch backs and elevation. The forest floor and trees are beautiful. Lots of deer on the road in too!

10 months ago

Easy trail. It stays flat pretty much the entire time. The second half of the trail was covered in snow last week but even so it wasn't too hard to walk in. The worst part of this was the drive here along the dirt road with the numerous potholes!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

A beautiful hike along towering trees and a cascading river always by your side. The only downside is the long trip on a winding gravel road with lots pot holes to get there.

hiking
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I did not think this was "hard" it's a good one for poor weather, protected by trees.

backpacking
Monday, September 05, 2016

I took my 10 year old son on his first backpacking trip to camp handy and it was fantastic it was a challenge for him but very rewarding. Great area to explore he wants to go to goat lake next time. Thank you to all the volunteers you have made the trail so great. Can't wait to go it again

backpacking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

very good hike. family enjoyed it tremendously.

backpacking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

camping
Thursday, June 02, 2016

hiking
Friday, March 11, 2016

Monday, August 24, 2015

hiking
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Definitely an easy, gorgeous walk. I hesitate to call this a hike because the trail is so well-maintained! Camp Handy was a bit anticlimactic, but wta.org said that was a good place to turn around.

hiking
Sunday, June 01, 2014

Beautiful hike in late May, lots of wild flowers and lichen and deer. Fairly easy and the trail was in great shape with just a few patches of mud.