Looking for a great trail near Brinnon, Washington? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Olympic National Park, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 10 hard trails in Brinnon ranging from 10 to 46.5 miles and from 508 to 6,525 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
7 days ago

The water is beautiful but it is hard to get to with little kids. Great place to swim as well!!!

Perfect day, sunny, beautiful, trails in good shape. Great scenic lookouts on the way to the top, and nice perch with views at the end. I’m new at longer/hard hikes. The last mile in was hard for me, only because it was the 5th of a continuous uphill climb. Took it slow, got there with plenty of time.

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blowdown
rocky
11 days ago

We combined Duckabush River with Rocky Brook Falls for a fabulous day! The two trailheads are only about 20 minutes apart and falls are worth the small effort ~ less than a mile hike out and back. The road to Duckabush River Trail had just a few pot holes but was clear and dry. The first three miles of the hike are a lovely flat forest walk. Tons of mosses and mushrooms for viewing. A few minor creek crossings that were easy to pass. Once you get to about 3.5 miles, the elevation begins. It was a bit more than expected but provided a great work out. We climbed up to “Big Hump” for a quick photo-op and continued onward in search of the river access. There were 4-5 downed trees over the path but they were manageable ~ climbing over or under, providing us with a bit of an obstacle course. The trail seemed to go on quite a bit before we finally descended back down via switch back to the river. So glad we did not turn around as the blue-green color of the Duckabush River in this area is stunning this time of year and super clear. The shore line was covered in mossy blue-green rocks that echoed the color of the river. This was our lunch spot before we turned around. A few overnighter campers arrived as we started our trek back up the hill. There is a noticeable temperature change down by the river as the area trees allow for very little light to filter through. So glad we had our wool hats and winter gloves. We both recorder just over 11 miles, so not sure why the original trail description was only at 8. So be prepared for a few additional steps if you plan to make it down to the rivers edge and 5 Mile Camp.

Beautiful fall hiking day with friends. Trails in good condition. Portions of upper trails flowing with shallow water due to recent rains, but not much of an obstacle for our group. View from Big Hump well worth the climb near the end. Glad I packed an extra jacket for our lunch stop.

hiking
22 days ago

Short hike, but so worth the walk. The falls were roaring due to the heavy rains the past few days. Beautiful!!!!

We hiked this trail last week on a rainy day. The fall colors were still spectacular and the streams were full and beautiful. I hiked it with my daughter, son-in law and little grand daughter. I thought the trail was fairly easy though a little slippery due to the rain. I would love to come back and walk the trail again. The elk and harbor seals at the parking area were also a plus

Went on a cool day in mid October. Fall colors were great. Nobody else on the trail. We parked at ranger station. About 1 mile in, my kids got attacked by hornets. 3 kids got stung. Nobody allergic. I went up to where they got stung and heard more buzzing. Had to turn around. Definitely recommend rocky brooks falls if you are in this area. Very short walk with amazing falls.

The trail was well maintained with the exception of a tree that had fallen on the trail perfectly covering the trail. Took a couple minutes to figure out where the trail was supposed to go but were able to get over it and move along. At the trail head there were a herd of elk in the camp ground that were neat to see. Also parking at the ranger station requires a discovery pass.

hiking
1 month ago

What a great payoff for such a short walk. After admiring the falls we spent more time than our dog appreciated watching an American Dipper searching for food at the base of the falls.

I hiked this last Sunday and my Dawg and I LOVED it! There we're a lot of terrain changes, a lovely rushing river, and an incredible view! I'm going back for sure!!!

Hike w Kim and Jasper last minute change from lower to upper beautiful day some snow.

The trail was in great shape. We just had one encounter with a blow down on the trail. The weather was perfect.

Gorgeous, and a steady, gradual climb that doesn't feel like a chore. Meander along the river for the first half before hiking up to the pass; I got to watch the afternoon clouds roll in from above. Potholes on the final leg of the drive out, so take it slow and steer around them!

Beautiful trail system close to the campground. Mossy trees, old railroad grade, small bridges over dry creeks in August made for a nice short hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall! Still flowing strong even late in the summer. The pool of water was deep enough to jump off the rocks into and a great little shallow area for young kids. Rocks near the water can be slippery so be careful with young ones. There are also two upper pools for adventurous (very adventurous) climbers to get to. Overall, awesome quick and easy walk to a gorgeous waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

GREAT DAY HIKE One of the most difficult and technical day hikes I have been on. After bicycling in 4 miles to trailhead my buddy and I climbed the 2 mile 3300 feet elevation mountain to the lake. Had a great time hiking in the over casted sun, probably not as of a fun hike in the rain. The trail is in the trees keeping us cool for most of the hike. I loved the scrambles and the workout getting to this beautiful lake. We walked around the lake fishing and exploring. Not a hike for novice hikers!

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

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bugs
rocky
2 months ago

Great 2 hour hike. Kids loved it - ages 9, 8, 5 and 2.

There are few different trails at this park. We started on the Maple Valley trail and at the service road we switched over to the Steam Donkey Trail. Both these trails are very beautiful. Under a canopy of evergreen cedar, fir and spruce tree the trail rises and falls. Very few hikers travel these trails. We didn’t see a single person the entire hike.

backpacking
2 months ago

Awesome place to backpack because of the many camp options along the route. Stayed at the abandoned campground next to the river and welcomed many deer that passed through.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short trip up a gravel driveway to a tall falls with swimming area below. There are 2 gravel roads from the parking area across the street. Stick to the path that has a building next to it, the other is private property and goes up hill. The falls has a nice shallow wadding area on the left and a deeper swimming hole on the right. Great place for kids to explore, just mind the slippery rocks and logs.

hiking
muddy
washed out
2 months ago

The road up wasn’t bad pretty well maintained, but once you turn on to NFS Rd 2530 you will find some deep potholes. The road narrows into one lane so be cautious of other vehicles as the corners have overgrown vegetation too. The trail has a steady up hill pace till you’re just about around the corner. The falls wasn’t heard till I rounded the corner. As you approach there is a split in the trail... one section continues up to a sitting bench *but has parts washed out so watch your step* the other heads down toward the base of the falls. The lower trail requires some climbing over downed logs and slippery rocks to get across the creek, but if you manage to do that you can trek up the far side halfway up the falls to the middle point/ water hole.

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