Explore the most popular walking 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.

5 days ago

This was a beautiful hike. I climbed down the bank and took a nice relaxing nap on a rock at the base of the edge of the falls. I will be returning to this waterfall on my next visit to Washington.
The road leading to the trail is atrocious! Filled with pot holes and will wreak havoc on your car but the waterfall is worth it.

Visiting this place only once doesn't do this falls justice. The flow changes each time I've been there. It has character. For beautiful pictures of this place, go to a local photographer's facebook page - Klaass Images.

This place is well worth the drive to it!!!!

10 days ago

Beautiful falls. Short easy trail to the falls.

17 days ago


Went for our first time today and it was a very beautiful hike. Only made it about 3 miles up and the whole trail is snow and ice. Had our dog and he had a blast. Did not see one person there. Very peaceful and the river and waterfalls are amazing. Will definitely go back during the summer to make it to the top. Hardest uphill hike I've ever done though.

Amazing falls. Very easy to get to by car (10 minutes out of Brinnon and hike is easy and only 5-10 minutes for one of the most powerful small falls I’ve seen. The volume of water is incredible and the trail goes right up to it. Don’t miss it.

Great hike with views of the river. The trail is in good shape until Five Mile Camp with only a few blowdowns. After Five Mile Camp there are lots of blowdowns and the trail is more overgrown.

As others have noted, the switchbacks are brutal.

Quick hike to the beautiful falls. We'll maintained, a bit of incline but doable. Very open trail, only saw two couples coming out of the trail head as we were going in. No bathroom facilities, parking across from trailhead. Dirt road going to trailhead was full of pot holes. Add extra time driving there.

The switchbacks are brutal but the view is worth the work. The traffic was heavier than I expected it would be. All things considered, a beautiful trail.

Short but beautiful. We did a big hike earlier in the day so arrived tired in the afternoon and it was perfect. A little crowded but super beautiful. Had our kiddos and they enjoyed it, especially our 4 year old. Thumbs up!

Nice quick hike

Easy quick hike well worth the trip and easy to head to another hike after did steam donkey after this.

2 months ago

Short and sweet hike with a stunning waterfall at the end! There was still a lot of ice which made for a beautiful picture. The water is clear and mountain blue.

I wish the trail went on past the waterfall or had some other off shoots to make the hike longer or give you some options to get off the main drag. The road out there was kind of rough.. I didn’t see this mentioned in the previous reviews, but if you aren’t driving an old beater truck out there make sure you give yourself at least 30 mins extra time to pick your way up the pothole dirt road. Overall great hike and worth doing!

Beautiful, short hike and close to Steam Donkey Loop which are both easily doable in a day.

such a beautiful trail, and at the end is this magnificent waterfall

2 months ago

Beautiful falls!

Gorgeous falls after a nice hike! Trail was dry today.

3 months ago

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. Family and dog loved it.

Extremely short, but absolutely beautiful. Good place to stop off on the way to another hike.

4 months ago

This is a great hike.No sain,intelligent hiker starts the hike at Dosewallips.Start at Dungeness trailhead.Much easier,more scenic and streams cross the Dungeness trail often(except the mile or so before Home lake).Just inside of Olympic N.P. is a fine campsite(Cedar Springs)No other campsites between Boulder and Home lake.The very scenic Charlia lakes trail takes off SOUTH of Boulder shelter about 200 yards.


I love coming here with family, it’s so beautiful!

Beautiful! Explore as much as possible. We saw goats on the top of buckhorn and they ran by our campsite during the night

5 months ago

If you google — Google leads to a point up the road past the trailhead. Park and begin at the brown sign for the trailhead, earlier than google says.

Great easy beautiful hike to a large waterfall. The pics don’t do it justice. Go see for yourself!

No snow or ice on trail on 12/5, but it had clearly frosted the previous night. December is great time for photographing the magnificent moss since the trees are otherwise bare.

favorite water fall

6 months ago

VERY short hike but the falls are pristine. Also, although the water is chilly there is a small pool at the bottom of the falls that is incredibly clear and refreshing to take a swim in.

7 months ago

Went up on Sunday, October 15. Sun was in the forecast and wanted to take advantage of what may be one of the last chances this year for a snowless hike. Got to the locked gate and grabbed my bike and made it the 2.5 miles to the trailhead. The logging road leads just about to the start of the trail. There are a couple of small cairns that mark where to turn off the logging road to pick up the trail. The trail starts just to the right of the sign and switchbacks up for a little while through a recovering clear cut. You enter a forested area for a bit and come out to a fresh clear cut that cuts across the ridge and you gain a little and drop down into the saddle before coming to the ridge where you enter The Brothers Wilderness. The trail really gains elevation from here. You hit a bunch of switchbacks that will have you questioning your sanity (at least mine). Before too long you will be standing on the summit and, if you're lucky like I was, beautiful views all around you. Don't forget to look for the benchmark. The trail was in great shape. I passed the only other person on the mountain that day on his way down and he told me he had just come across a black bear on the trail. He said he clapped a couple times and the bear ran off. I never saw him, but I was thankful for the warning. Had 2 liters of water and a quart of Gatorade. Was just fine on a cooler day. Might want a third liter during the summer as there is NO water up there. Was thankful to have my bike to cruise down the last 2.5 miles back to the car. Long day, legs were spent, but well worth it.

The trail doesn’t start until 6.5 mile walk in do to the road washing out years ago. Once in this hike is great. I start here went over La Crosse Pass, First Divide and out Staircase total 48 some miles.

The path is long and narrow at point no more then 12" wide. The mountain views of the hood canal along with sites of the open wilderness are worth the hike. I spent two days down at Jupiter Lake the hike down and up are very physically demanding and due to the dense vegetation require good knowledge of map reading or a very good GPS. There is no direct path down or up with a lot of wet steep drop offs. Spring time when vegetation is less thick ,may be a better time then when I went in late Sept .Weather changed from sunny and warm to rain wind and snow in the blink of an eye.

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