Explore the most popular birding trails near Brinnon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This being the first leg of our 4 day journey, starting October 12th and ending on October 15th.
The trail was smooth travel on a well maintained path. There was a fork a few miles in, but someone was kind enough to place branches across the wrong path. we could not find a sign for 5 mile camp, but saw many possible campsites.

Truly beautiful trail. Started Friday morning and was greeted with plenty of rain. Set up camp and was awoken by the sun in my face. A doe accompanied me for part of the morning and a couple of chipmunks attempted to join me for lunch. The trail was quite easy to follow and I was taken aback by the old road signs. Great overnight backpacking trip.

Beautiful hike and views!

Steep but well-maintained trail. Well worth the effort. Quite impressive.

It’s beautiful, a short walk really but a lot to admire!

One of the most beautiful, peaceful hikes I've been on in awhile . Fall colors were amazing. Trailhead can be a little tricky to find, small sign. Trailhead does split off in a few areas but easy to figure out. The lake was beautiful, but extremely cold for September! Past two people the whole hike.

hiking
1 month ago

I'd rate this as easy not moderate. .

Rain cleared out most of the smoke, but made the trail pretty slick, so watch your footing, especially on steeper parts of the trail. Parts of the trail (mostly during the first half mile) are overgrown and you'll have to fight your way through some brambles, but it was doable!

There was plenty of parking at the trailhead and the trail itself is relatively well-maintained, but I'd definitely recommend downloading the offline map. There were a couple of unmarked forks on the trail that we had to double check.

All in all, a great hike to a beautiful lake with plenty of spots for camping. There weren't a ton of bugs and we only met a handful of people on the trail. It did get a bit chilly when we stopped for lunch at the lake though, so definitely bring a warm rain jacket!

Because of the smoke or fog we didn see a lake, but star minus is for long way to get to the parking lot and the trail wasnt so well maintened, plenty of greens. But I believe that hike is good for hikers with dogs.

walking
2 months ago

Nice waterfall but I have seen better.The road to the beginning of the trail is bad.A hiker from Czech rep.

nature trips
2 months ago

Beautiful easy hike with young kids

Took a trip with my daughter and her friends and it was a great place to go swim and see a beautiful waterfall! Will go again!

hiking
2 months ago

went with my 5 years old daughter and her bff. they ran the whole way down. getting up wasn't bad at all. went in early August. they ate some huckleberries along the trail. waterfall is beautiful...

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike for the view you get. It’s short, do plan some other hikes or adventures in the area to make it worth the trip. The ride in is a bit rough, so go slow on the roads.

2 months ago

fast and easy so cool

Beautiful!

Definitely a long haul! Worth it. The lake was beautiful. There aren’t too many camp spots at the lake, but we were able to make it work. The last mile to the lake is uphill so be prepared for a bit of exertion before being able to relax and swim at a lake.

Great easy little hike. Took my daughter and had lunch at the falls.

Not really a hike, a quick .2-.3 miles. Can get crowded but there’s a lot of room. Falls are great.

walking
2 months ago

I think we lucked out and had the entire place to ourselves. What a gorgeous falls. The walk is short, albeit very pretty. We took our time and enjoyed the serenity. Only saw two other people coming in as we were leaving.

hiking
2 months ago

What a gorgeous hike. Huge payoff for a short distance (with a well maintained trail). We went early to beat the hottest pet of the day and felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. It was peaceful and beautiful. Thimble berries were ripe.

Hiked this with our two young kiddos, who are experienced but do need to be reminded to stay away from the edge. They thought scrambling down to the rocks was great!

Beautiful short forested hike to the falls.

Absolutely beautiful.

walking
3 months ago

Nice falls a short walk off the road. Parking is there in the form of pull off spots with no signs marking area. Constant stream of people even on a Wednesday early afternoon.

walking
3 months ago

A very short trail, and very busy. The waterfall is beautiful for such a short hike, but getting a photo without people in it. However if you are in the area it's worth the short hike in and out.

really busy, even on a weekday. there were kids climbing all over the rocks and swimming, which is great if you'd like a kid putting hike, not so much of you're looking to photograph nature and enjoy some tranquility.

A few other people hiked to the level where the upper falls was and I followed suit. absolutely amazing! I stood behind the upper falls, glorious hike! I'd you're going to get off the trail you absolutely want shoes with good tread. if you want to behave yourself this is a slightly challenging but quick hike to a gorgeous Washington falls

The risk to reward for this hike is no question. For less than a mile 1-way you get to see an amazing falls!!!

Great hike with beautiful views! Great for dogs!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike and a few great little camping areas. I would say that it's one you can bring young kids and they would have a good time. Most of the hike was in the woods. Fairly flat compared to other hikes nearby. Plan on 4-5 hours to go all the way to the campground with some time to rest and take breaks.

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