Royal Creek Trail #832

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A short 0.5 mile trail along Royal Creek that starts within Buckhorn Wilderness and leads into Olympic National Park to access the Royal Basin area.

Ascends gradual at first with some steep sections before arriving at Royal Basin (6.0 miles) in the Park. Royal Basin is in the Olympic National Park and is surrounded on three sides by rugged rock ridges. Water is available along route.  

View a printable recreation opportunity guide: Royal Creek #832 (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 12/26/14 No recent report, no known issues
Permit Info: Obtain a Park Wilderness permit at a Park Service office before entering the Park.
Open Season: Early Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
  • Pets and firearms are prohibited in Olympic National Park.
  • Use existing campsites when possible and camp at least 100 feet from water sources.
Closest Towns: Sequim, WA
Water: Treat all water before drinking.
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required for day use at Dungeness Upper Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information

Directions:

Access from Upper Dungeness Trailhead. The Royal Basin Trail starts 1 mile up the Upper Dungeness Trail.


Activities


Fishing

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

Trail is a short 0.5 mile in the Forest before entering Olympic Park. Ascends gradual at first with some steep sections before arriving at Royal Basin (6.0 miles) in the Park. Royal Basin is in the Olympic National Park and is surrounded on three sides by rugged rock ridges. Water is available along route.

Backpacking

Camping is available along the trail and at Royal Creek. Access to Olympic National Park. See also: day hiking description.

Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  0.5 miles
  Elevation : 
2500 - 5130