Deer Ridge Trail #846


Slab Camp Trail #838 and Deer Ridge Trail #846 Map.

Slab Camp Trail #838 and Deer Ridge Trail #846 Map. Also shows Ned Hill Trail #837.

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Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Deer Ridge Trail at the National Park boundary

This trail begins in forest and enters Olympic National Park at 3.5 miles and ends in alpine meadows within Olympic National Park (pets not allowed in the National Park). Splendid views of snow-covered peaks in the Olympics are frequent at the higher elevations. 5.2 miles in length, grade is moderate to steep, 35% maximum.

The trail passes through Buckhorn Wilderness and enters Olympic National Park at 3.6 miles. Dispersed camping at Slab Camp Trailhead.

Alert: Treat all water taken from streams before drinking. Pack out what you pack in.

View a printable recreation opportunity guide: Deer Ridge Trail #846 (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/20/15 Hiker reports trail is completely snow free and only small amounts at top of road. Wildflowers are starting to bloom on lower slopes of Blue Mountain.
Permit Info: Permits are required for all overnight trips into the Olympic National Park backcountry.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Buckhorn Wilderness.
  • Motorized vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited.
  • Pack and saddle stock not recommended due to the steep grades.
  • Pets prohibited in Olympic National Park.
Closest Towns: Sequim, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information


Access from Slab Camp/Deer Ridge Trailhead.


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