hiking
8 hours ago

Really want to do the whole thing one day but it was windy, rainy and cold today so just went about half a mile down the spit before turning back. View of the mountains coming back is spectacular

hiking
muddy
snow
15 hours ago

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

Started at the upper end of the trail where it meets the Upper Dungeness Trail head. From this point the trail descends easily and follows the Dungeoness river. Approximately 1.2 miles from the trail head there is an area of washout. At this point there appeared to be an uphill bypass trail with numerous foot prints of previous hikers. Unfortunately we followed this until we realized it was wrong and dangerous. We ended up sliding down the trail on our butts back toward the river. The safer route was closer to the river to bypass this washout. We enclosed a photo of this area and also put three large logs to block the upward route. If you started this trail at the other end this would’ve been no problem and the trail coming back was much more obvious. Overall the trail is well-maintained and there are multiple boardwalks ( slippery ) that traverse over chronically wet area and some lovely cascading creeks. The views, large trees, and fairy slipper orchids didn’t disappoint. We did only a little over 8 miles of the trail but our bushwhacking detour had been tiring and had coated us in mud—- so it was a great day altogether.

hiking
muddy
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

I’ve hike, with well maintained trails. There are a couple of stream crossings and one log bridge but not too difficult. Most of the walk is slopes gently with the last .6 miles up to the wreck fairly steep. We took dogs and they handled it easily. There are some good camping spots at the top near the wreck as well.

hiking
6 days ago

Did this as a quick 7 miler and it was a great non-stop hike. Gorgeous views all throughout, flowers blooming, perfect morning workout.

on Royal Basin Trail

hiking
7 days ago

I brought some friends up here who are rather beginner backpackers and we had an amazing time (June 2019). There was some ice near the top and its definitely a challenging hike but well worth it in the end. The alpine meadow, lake, and surrounding peaks are a sight to see! Got pretty chilly at the top in June. We saw a large mountain goat which we nicknamed Tuft; he seemed fairly socialized with humans but we made sure to keep our distance and he seemed rather harmless.

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail - lots of interesting forest and an easy hike - saw lots and lots of people, mostly casual hikers, some with open cans of alcohol and no packs. Good for people watching?

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful hike with lots of campsites once you reach the river. Lots of parking at the trailhead.

hiking
8 days ago

Is this trail open ?

hiking
8 days ago

Such a fun trail! Look up the history of the plane crash before you go and chat about it on the car ride there.

Wonderful trail. Bring poles!!!

hiking
no shade
12 days ago

Open and not too busy for a sunny Sunday hike. I got there around 11am about 20 cars, back at 2pm about 30 cars. I logged 12 miles from the start of the upper trailhead to the tip of the spit and back. Easy terrain all sand, paved path from parking to beach with slight incline, no real skill and technique required. Nice ‘hike’ for kids, lots of wildlife, I saw a few sea lions swimming near shore and lots of different birds and sea creatures plus beautiful green/blue water to wade in. Easy to maintain social distancing as the beach is well over 6 ft wide. Entrance fee is currently still waived.

hiking
14 days ago

Lighthouse closed but grounds still open. Long hike along sandy trail. Nice views of olympics and the ocean.

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike, with lots of elevation gain. Minimal snow on trail and lots of wildflowers.

hiking
15 days ago

This was a very nice outing last weekend for Mother’s Day. Clear of day as you can get could see Olympics, Canada and Mount Baker. We went about 1/4 of the way but just about any place you stop is great. Make sure to bring binoculars spotted several seals and sea lions

hiking
15 days ago

Lovely trail, only reason I gave it a 4 was because it was too cloudy/foggy to assess how good the view would be. Trail is in good condition, wasn’t too busy for us. The trail is quite narrow so you do have to step off to allow adequate physical distancing when passing. The gradient is manageable even with a pack for most of the uphill, only a few sections which are noticeably steeper.

hiking
20 days ago

Challenging trail, very steep in the beginning but the view is worth it. About 3-ish miles off road driving with many pot holes on the road.

hiking
21 days ago

Be prepared for a 23% incline! Very steep but very beautiful.

hiking
21 days ago

Super cool trail with tons of history. We parked along the FSR, as requested by the state order for COVID-19. There were about 7-8 cars parked at the trailhead parking area, which is supposed to be closed. It was easy to social distance on this trail as we ran into maybe three other sets of hikers where we had to pass side-by-side. Everyone was extremely aware of the 6 foot distancing and was respectful of space. I think the other cars were from dispersed campers as we saw a few along the wreckage area. 7 miles to the wreckage and back. 9 miles to the main mine and back. Main mine is on the left side of the stream, carved in the hillside at about the 4-4.5 mile mark. Some primitive camp sites here. You cannot see the mine from the main trail. You need to explore a bit. We extended our hike for a total of 13 miles, trying to get to Marmot Pass. We fell short of the pass as the snow made things impassible at around 5.5 ~ unless you had proper snow gear, like microspikes and snowshoes. We did run across one skier who said he made it up to the pass and skied down! WOW!! Some other hikers tried to get to Buckhorn Lake, but they also said snow was still too deep at the 5000’ elevation. Some early wildflowers were popping out, but super early in the season. I would imagine July will be very colorful along those slopes. Happy trails!

Very pretty hike!

hiking
muddy
27 days ago

This was a beautiful hike and has moved to the head of the line as my favorite. It was a single file, decline in and incline out. Muddy in some parts but overall, a very well maintained trail. The little campground at the end is perfect and wonderful. Homemade picnic tables and benches all made from wood right near to the creek. People who have used it have been courteous and respectful and it wasn’t dirty or trashed. I spent at least 20 mins relaxing and listening to the water. I highly recommend this trail.

on Gold Creek Trail

hiking
1 month ago

We did an 9 mile round trip hike with an early downhill followed by a persistent but not overly difficult uphill and then by about mile 3.5 the trail leveled off. At about 3.5 to 3.7 miles there were some beautiful views of mountains across the river. We followed the river and a stream for most of the hike and crossed the Dungeness river and crossed gold creek and finally another stream which had a much dicier log crossing . The trail was single file but in excellent condition. The trail is on the easy side of moderate. We saw no other people on the trail. Hiking pole helpful but didn’t need shoe spikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Such a great first season hike. Definitely a challenging up hill, but worth it. Views all throughout the trail and it’s very well maintained. We saw a few people out and about but not crowded. We did 7 miles round trip and it was the perfect day. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a great day hike.

hiking
closed
icy
snow
1 month ago

Did this one today. Pretty awesome views all along the way. You literally are hiking the ridge and elevation increases along the way. Did a total of 9 miles... sketchy at some points because of the snow 3.5 miles in. Some areas have shushy snow due to it melting...so your feet and legs will go straight through. As long as you’re going slow and have good balance. Do recommend crampons. Pack layers for the top, beanie and gloves. Other than that, good elevation gain. I really enjoyed it. No snow on the drive up. It’s clear... just potholes!

Hiked this trail yesterday for 3 miles (6 RT) and it was a workout. Primarily uphill going in but very well maintained trail. Spotted some cougar scat on trail at appx 2.5 miles in, so there is that. Also ran into 2 dirt bikers tearing up the trail on the way down. Regardless, we enjoyed the hike and will do it again....

on Deadfall Trail

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

We took Deadfall trail from Little Quilcene Rd to NF160 —-small sign marked trailhead on left 250 feet up NF160 and very limited parking— but road conditions good. The trail was a steep uphill for about 1 mile definitely got you warmed up. There were then some up-and-down‘s and a long downhill to the junction of snow Creek Trail which requires a sharp left turn and goes to the top of Mount Zion. This was a beautiful uphill about as steep as the initial part of deadfall Trail. But close to the top you are rewarded with spectacular views. Both trails are well marked and deadfall had no snow or ice or any other trail problems. Not much to see on dead fall but a lovely walk. Snow creek trail to mount Zion was a terrific trail very steeply uphill with patches of snow and ice that were easily crossed using shoe spikes and hiking pole. Taking the Snow Creek Trail to Mount Zion adds a lot more up hill and tops out at about 4300 feet. On the entire 8 mile round-trip we only met one other couple with their dog so social distancing was no problem. If you want to avoid the steep uphill of Deadfall trail you can take a shortcut to the Snow Creek trail off National Forrest Road 2851 which is the less than a mile to the snow creek trail

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