Dungeness area


Lower Gray Wolf River is near the Dungeness Forks Campground

The Dungeness area, on the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula, is the driest part of the forest. From the Dungeness River Basin to the heights of Buckhorn Wilderness this area provides access to easy day-hiking opportunities through groves of ancient conifers along the scenic Gray Wolf and Dungeness Rivers.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Sequim, Quilcene
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information


From Quilcene, WA the Dungeness area is about 25 miles north on US Highway 101. 

General Notes:

Dungeness area vicinity map and list of recreation sites:

Dungeness area recreation vicinity map.




 View from Deer Ridge Trail

Trek up Deer Ridge Trail. Bike the Gold Creek/Lower Dungeness loop. Hike or ride on horseback on the Upper Gray Wolf Trail in to the Park via Slab Camp Trail. 

 Tubal Cain Trail  

Hike or ride on horseback up the Upper Dungeness Trail into Buckhorn Wilderness. Upper Dungeness Trail is also the access to the Royal Basin area of Olympic National Park. Tubal Cain Trail is another route to Marmot Pass within Buckhorn Wilderness.

 Mount Zion view from west slope, courtesy Gregg M. Erickson.

Mt. Zion Trail, in the Little Quilcene River drainage, is a good early-season hike and a great lookout on clear days—peaks into the Olympics are visible as well as the Hood Canal and Cascades.

Louella Cabin

Camp at Dungeness Forks Campground near the Dungeness River, or stay at Louella Cabin for a retreat in the dense forest.

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