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

7 days ago

I liked the trail, though I didn’t summit. The forest was dark after crossing the river/ bridge- felt like I was going to have a animal encounter. But didn’t see any animals.

Initially, went to the wrong start at grey wolf which was disconnected due to a broken bridge. This start is at slab camp #838, which is correct.

Grey Wolf trail is close after a couple miles due to the bridge. Apparently there are no plans to replace. No access to the full trail and sign says go to slab camp #838.

backpacking
11 days ago

Hiked this with my son in September. This is a great hike for all ages and levels.

horseback riding
12 days ago

Very beautiful trail, well maintained and georgeous terrain.
With horses would not recomend crossing 2nd bridge due too slippery. But its just a short hike from there to the river. Nice leisurley horse back ride.

horseback riding
12 days ago

Awsome trail, very well maintained. Rode with my 2 horses and had a great time.
Trail was in very good condition.

hiking
22 days ago

hiked this about month ago and the trail was not hard the climb to buckhorn lake was long switch backs but well worth the hike just for the views

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
1 month ago

Hiked this yesterday with four friends. We loved the hike and felt like it was a great one for a lot of people as the incline is gradual until you turn to head up to the wreckage. We enjoyed it all, explored a cave, saw the wreckage, added a couple extra miles to the trip because we let a directionally challenged person guide us, and still we all enjoyed it!

hiking
1 month ago

Went out October 10-14 and no bugs but very very cold. If you are going to the crash site it’s very well defined for a trail with some confusion at the top of the ridge where it starts to disappear but stay to the right and you will eventually see the wreckage appear to your left. We camped here our first couple nights.

If you are going to the mine we were told it was wet and slippery. The trail to the summits is confusing at mile 3.2, stay to the right and if you end up going to the mine that’s the trail headed left but a large portion of this area has been used for camping and everything looks like a hiking trail.

Another item to note is that once you past the Creek beyond the mine camps there is another split in the trail, if you go straight it’s shorter but very steep, if you go right it’s about twice as far but a lot easier especially if it’s wet.

Pretty easy trail, but does have a couple steep hills. Lots of horse droppings and a couple of muddy spots. The weather was 60 and sunny. The views from the beach were amazing. Our hike totaled 5.9 miles walking the diamond point trail in and out.

beautiful day and started at low tide just after sunrise. saw eagles, a few seabirds. very secluded. be wary of the tide - coming back was more challenging as the beach started to disappear!

backpacking
1 month ago

Great trail with lots of interesting old copper mines. Would recommend going in the fall to avoid the mosquitoes.

Sand sucks, wear proper shoes.

Steeeep. 2 miles in two hours and we're in shape.

Nice long walk along the beach. Try to time it around low tide. The lighthouse is lovely with lots of historical information. We saw a small variety of sea birds but not as many as I had hoped. Overcast and drizzling, beautiful clouds but no views.

hiking
2 months ago

Interesting. Did this because raining at hurricane area and more clear below. Think we saw 2 small otters clinging to a kelp bed just offshore.

backpacking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. The last few miles up to the lake are pretty steep but worth the views.

Did this trail as a day hike in July - it was doable, but I’m sure it would be more enjoyable as a backpacking trip. Be prepared for sore feet if you do it in a day. After you get to the lake, make sure you take the side trip past the “ranger station” (aka wooden platform) to Royal Basin Falls. We also went to the large meadow above the lake, but did not go all the way to the Upper Basin. Beautiful hike and worth the pain :)

camping
3 months ago

Hiked this last month. The B17 crash is really cool. It’s a steep hike but I highly recommend. We ended up camping at Buckhorn lake and summiting buckhorn mountain. It’s a gorgeous area.

backpacking
3 months ago

The lower half of this hike is quite enjoyable, but the upper portion was a bit dry/exposed for my taste. If doing an out-and-back, I would stop at the top of the ridgeline where views are best. The descent to Boulder Camp is good as a place to stay if you are overnighting.

P. S. If you intend on visiting Buckhorn Lake, be prepared to face the wrath of biting insects of all kinds. My dogs and I were essentially forced to camp here for a night after we stopped here originally intending to get in a small snack, rest, and shade before pressing on. Despite generous amounts of picaridin lotion and personal netting, we were so quickly overwhelmed by the insects that I had to set up my tent and wait for dusk to even filter water. I'm talking biting flies 1/2" long, mosquitoes that use those as a distraction to get you anywhere you aren't 110% covered in deterrent, and a host of other biters that hardly mind the taste of bug deterrents. Once we were in the tent, the large ones literally began ramming/bouncing off the tent like miniature homing missiles relentlessly until dusk. All we heard for hours was continual buzzing punctuated by regular taps akin to the sound of pebbles being flicked at my tent. They were back by first light as well...

we hiked here in the evening, didn't have enough time to hike the whole thing but we enjoyed the 2 miles or so we did hike, trail starts out in the trees then goes down a large hill to the spit. good spot for bird watching, we saw bald eagles. nice ocean view with the mountains in the distance.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Walking on the Spit was great. going out to the light house was way too much for me to do. Starting from the parking lot down to the beach, and out to the log stuck in the ground was 1.75 miles. Just enough for me to do. My wife as able to walk quit a distance more. The hill heading back up from the brach has an incline of about 40 deg. Quite steep. we than walked on the upper trails which was a lot flatter and easy to walk.
Getting on the spit there is a fee of 3$ for the day. well worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail all around.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an amazing trail to hike. There is tons of wildlife, flowers and even snow in certain spots. You will encounter quite a bit of different terrain so be ready. Highly recommend carrying a weapon or two on this trail(gun, knife) as there are cougars and other potentially dangerous animals. All in all, it's a great hike.

3 months ago

Lots of time in the woods. Lake is beautiful. Bring bug spray!

on Dungeness Spit Trail

4 months ago

love it

backpacking
4 months ago

A tough at times hike but absolutely worth it. Drive to trailhead is along a one-lane dirt road going into the mountains, nothing too scary but be ready to pullover for traffic. Beginning of hike is fairly flat and easy, but after a few hours you'll get into some steep elevation gains. Nothing hairy, just exhausting, especially if you're bringing a fully loaded pack. When you get to towards the first basin it may be incredibly buggy, bring some spray. Great views of the glacial mountains along the way. Once you get to Royal Lake you'll be tempted to chill or swim in the beautiful blue water, but if you've got the energy definitely continue on to the to upper basin. By the end you'll have seen some beautiful meadows and another stunning glacial lake surrounded by snowy mountains.

If camping, the lake campsites looked nice, but there's a number of sites. If looking for something more private, consider the Lower Royal Meadow sites, there were only 2 that I saw. You're right next to the creek so easy to filter water. Was really buggy, but I don't think you can get away from that anywhere. Quite chilly at night as well.

So I didn’t do this trail, but I did go to this area. And when you pull in the first pull off for a scenic view on the left has an incredible sunset opportunity. The day I went there were two eagles flying above us the whole time. Also, right down the street from this rec area, if you drive down the road close to the coast, you’ll come to the end where you can take a sharp left turn down the hill. This is also an amazing view of the spit during sunset/sunrise. Enjoy!

hiking
4 months ago

I spontaneously did the Lower Grey Wolf as a solo hike to the river and it was very nice. Some great views and lots of beautiful wildflowers in the meadows at the beginning of the trail. Beware of nettles they will get ya. No one else on the trail and I will not do it solo again. It’s not heavily trafficked -the memorial at the trail head is a good reminder

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