A quiet forested hike within Buckhorn Wilderness. Beautiful vistas of The Brothers and Hood Canal from the top of the ridge. Trail is 4.1 miles to Harrison Lake and 4.7 miles to the ridgetop.
The trail follows South Fork Tunnel Creek for three miles through old-growth forest. Tunnel Creek Shelter is at 2.7 miles. After 3 miles the trail climbs steadily to Harrison Lake and then to the crest of the ridge. Continue for a very steep descent to Dosewallips River Road for a one way trip of 7.9 miles.
9/17/2016: Construction activities at the Case Creek washout will be impacting recreational use in the Dosewallips drainage for the week of September 17-23. We are discouraging use during construction.
Trail in good condition, A few down trees along trail but should be easily passable.
Grade 20%, some areas lower and some steeper especially on the Dosewallips side of the ridge.
Horse Riding & Camping
Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:
See day hiking description.
Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:
Forested hike along Tunnel Creek, then trail climbs up to Harrison Lake and to the ridge with vistas of Mt. Jupiter, Mt. Constance and The Brothers as well as Hood Canal.