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Upper Dungeness Trail to Handy Camp

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Olympic National Park

Upper Dungeness Trail to Handy Camp is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequim, 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: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 751 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

backpacking
12 days ago

Road up has a lot more potholes this year than last. Some pretty deep. Trail was in great shape. A few muddy spots but easy to navigate. Hiked in and camped at Camp Handy from Friday to Sunday. Was pretty quiet all weekend. Not very busy on our hike in or out. Lots of wild rhododendrons in bloom along the trail. Bugs were minimal. Trail is pretty easy even with heavy packs.

Relatively flat and relaxing. Agree easy+ vs moderate. Well maintained light traffic Friday.

Nice easy flat trail, a couple pretty long bridges, many campsites. If camping at Camp Handy, make sure to check the back sites in the trees to see if they’re open if you’re looking for some privacy!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

5/25 - Enjoyable, even with a light drizzle. Camp Handy was pleasant, not much to explore. The trail map shows a circuit of trails around the camp. Forgot my phone in the car; did not verify. The river is busy, noisy and mesmerizing. There are two river crossings on logs. Good for kids 5 and up. Good time to see fairy slipper orchids

hiking
1 month ago

Although this trail is labeled moderate it’s hard to conceive it’s anything but easy. Good trail to bring children. The trail itself was in excellent condition. No snow all the way to camp party. There are several trails connecting to this trail . At the first bridge crossing which is a left turn across a tributary to the Dungeoness if you continued straight you would continue to either the Royal basin Trail or lower Maynard burn Trail. Passed Camp Hardy you can continue on an upward trail that splits to either Heather Creek or the upper Dungeness Trail which then merges with a number of other trails. Camp Hardy Is a good place to have lunch beside the river. Altogether a pleasant and beautiful walk in the woods

Trails in great shape. Still quite a few wild flowers

hiking
2 months ago

easy flat stroll through the woods. beautiful and quiet. trail in great condition.

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Easy river trail to camp Handy.

hiking
9 months ago

After the initial incline, this trail runs through an amazing forest which feels like the land of fairies. 2 different log bridges that were easy to maneuver and up a gentle trail that takes you right there.

Amazing scenery, great trail

hiking
Mon Jun 17 2019

Hiked to Boulder shelter. Trail is well maintained. Great views from just below Boulder.

hiking
Thu Jun 06 2019

Lovely trail along the river with the sound of rushing water.

hiking
Thu May 30 2019

Hiked up to Camp Handy and camped near the river. Beautiful trail and really nice along the river. The trail was in great condition and the rhodies were a couple weeks away from bloom.

hiking
Sat May 25 2019

Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Hiked to Camp Handy. Rainy, but not torrential so it was good. Road to get there was pretty good; no potholes/washboard. Got to Camp Handy about noon. People already had staked out camps there. Going up we saw maybe 4 people, coming down we saw more (maybe 12 headed up). Can’t beat the scenery; hiking beside river 3/4’s of the way. Cross 2 bridges. Under forest canopy which helped with the rain. All in all this is a beautiful hike.

hiking
blowdown
snow
Mon Apr 01 2019

hiked to handy camp 3/30/19 than hiked to boulder shelter, handy was free of snow for half the trip up, used microspikes till past camp handy, not suggested to travel to boulder shelter as the snow is 4+ft in the avalanche chute and I observed 3 slides coming into view of shelter, I turned around, many big cat tracks past handy up marmot pass, me and the dog followed two big cat tracks to boulder shelter, again not suggested to climb to boulder shelter

hiking
snow
Mon Apr 01 2019

Hiked to Camp Handy on 31 Mar 2019. The trail is nice and easy for the most part. Snow covered much of the trail the last few miles but it wasn't much.

Thu Feb 28 2019

Nice trail for a quick overnight camping getaway. Camp Handy is great! Hardly saw anyone when we went in the fall.

snow
Fri Feb 22 2019

couldn't get to trail head due to snow. hoping to try again later

Mon Feb 11 2019

great trail!! awesome river views and the camp shelter is quite lovely.

hiking
blowdown
Sun Feb 03 2019

Sun Oct 21 2018

Wonderful hike. Not hard. Took us old folk five hours round trip with an hour for lunch and lots of photo stops. The dogs loved it. Gorgeous woods, pristine river, two foot bridges and open creek bed and meadows at Camp Handy,

hiking
5 days ago

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