Recreation

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Olympic National Forest offers diverse recreation opportunities for everyone. Experience the sounds of rushing rivers, lush rain forests, alpine wildflowers, and views of the Puget Sound from mountain peaks. Five Wilderness areas offer solitude and a chance to experience the rich biodiversity the Olympic Peninsula is known for.  

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Recreation areas

We've organized our information into six large areas to help you find a place on the forest for your visit. These areas follow major watershed boundaries across the forest and all areas are accessed by Highway 101 which loops around the entire peninsula.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
All Forest Roads    Forest Roads Update
Big Creek Campground Open to Visitor 7/22/2016: OPEN. Closing date is Oct 31.
Big Creek Campground Trail #827 Open to Visitor 7/21/16: OPEN. Trail is in good condition.
Big Creek Upper Loop #827.1 Open to Visitor 7/21/16 Trail in good condition.
Big Spruce Trailhead    Open and maintained year round.
Bogachiel - Ira Spring Wetland Trail Closed to Visitor 3/8/2016: Temporary closed to vehicle access due to Undie Road closure.
Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trailhead Closed to Visitor 3/8/2016: Temporary closed to vehicle access due to Undie Road closure.
Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail #825 Closed to Visitor 3/7/2016: Trailhead is not accessible by car. River has washed out 2 segments of trail between mileposts 1 and 1.5. Please use extreme caution and avoid using parts of remaining trail that are currently right next to the river, due to undercutting.
Brown Creek Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/2016: CLOSED with the exception of the 6 year round sites. One accessible vault toilet is available at the Interpretive Trailhead year-round.
Brown Creek Nature Loop Trail #877    6/30/2016: Trail is open year round, in good condition.
Buckhorn Lake Trail #845 Open to Visitor
Camp Creek Olympic Discovery Trailhead Open to Visitor
Campbell Tree Grove Campground Open to Visitor 6/13/2016: Open for the season. Closes Nov. 1.
Church Creek Shelter Trail #870    5/24/16:OPEN
Church Creek Trail #871    5/29/2016: Visitor report that trail is in generally good condition from the East trail head (TH) to the pass. Large, blowdown (at least 2-3 trees with 3' diameter) from the pass down to Satsop Lake, but it was still navigable. Trail a little brushy at the pass.
Coho Campground Open to Visitor 5/24/16: OPEN. Closing date is October 2.
Collins Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/16: CLOSED for the season
Colonel Bob Trail #851 Open to Visitor 6/5/2016: Not suitable for stock. A good day hiking opportunity. Visitor report of a few small patches of snow & trail brushy with salmon berry in several spots.
Copper Creek Trail #876 Open to Visitor 7/2/2016: Well maintained trail, great scenery, but difficult. Steep inclines, a walking stick may be helpful.
Deadfall Trail #849 Open to Visitor
Deer Ridge Trail #846 Open to Visitor 6/4/2016: Visitor report that trail is free of snow to the end of the road at Deer Park. Still some snow in the park on Blue Mountain. Rhodies in bloom.
Dry Creek Trail #872 Open to Visitor 7/16/2016: Open.
Duckabush Trail #803 Open to Visitor 9/26/2016: Expect intermittent delays 10/4 through 10/15 during blasting operations near Big Hump. Delays may be up to 2 hours. Be careful in burned areas as trees are potential hazards.
Dungeness Forks Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/16: CLOSED for the season
Elbo Creek Trail    4/18/16: Trail in good condition.
Elk Lake Trail #805 Open to Visitor 6/17/2016: Good condition. Pleasant day hike.
Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area Open to Visitor 5/21/2016: Road washed out. No road access, no facilities at site. Pack it OUT.
Fairholme Olympic Discovery Trailhead   
Falls Creek Campground/Day Use Area Open to Visitor 6/30/2016: OPEN
Falls View Campground Closed to Visitor 5/11/16: CLOSED. Will not be open this camping season.
Falls View Canyon Trail #868 Open to Visitor 5/18/16: Great short trail, in good condition
Fletcher Canyon Trail #857 Open to Visitor 6/8/2016: Trail in generally good condition. Salmonberry bush overgrowth on the trail before the foot log over the creek.
Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area Open to Visitor 6/13/2016: open for season.
Gatton Creek Trail #888 Open to Visitor 3/11/2016: Maintained year-round. This trail allows continuous trail access from the Lake Quinault Lodge to the Rain Forest Village.
Gold Creek Trail #830 Open to Visitor 5/17/2016: Trail is in good shape. Footlog over Gold Creek is damaged but still quite usable.
Gorge Bridge Trailhead   
Gray Wolf Trail #834 - Lower Open to Visitor Note: Use Slab Camp Trail #838 to access trail beyond the bridge.
Gray Wolf Trail #834.2 - Upper Open to Visitor 4/3/16: No recent report, no known issues
Hamma Hamma Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/16: CLOSED for the season
Home Lake Trail #893 Open to Visitor 4/3/16: No recent report, no known issues
Interrorem Cabin    2016: Cabin open year-round. Check Recreation.gov for availability.
Interrorem Nature Trail #804 Open to Visitor 8/15/2016: In good condition.
Jefferson Lake Trail   
Jefferson Pass Trail #800    7/3/2016: Trail in good condition. Some visitor reports of blowdowns on lower portion of trail. The parking area (several hundred yards away from the TH) is otherwise unmarked.
Jefferson Ridge Trail #808 Open to Visitor 3/11/2015: There is a boulder on the access road to the trailhead. Wider vehicles may not be able to get past. 
Klahanie Campground Open to Visitor 8/1/2016: Open
Klahowya Campground Open to Visitor Opens 5/26/16.
Kloshe Nanitch Observation Site Open to Visitor 8/3/2016: Observation deck open. 
Kloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1   
Kloshe Nanitch Trailhead   
Lake Quinault Lodge    Lake Quinault Lodge is available year round. Call 1(800) 562 6672 or visit: www.visitlakequinault.com.
Lebar Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 9/26/16 CLOSED for the season
Lena Creek Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/16: CLOSED for the season
Lena Lake Campground Open to Visitor 7/26/2016: Open. Always pack out all trash & belongings. Respect other visitors and the lake. Camp in designated areas.
Lena Lake Trail #810 Open to Visitor 7/21/16 Trail in good condition. Please stay on the trail & do not use switchbacks. Area often busy on weekends.
Lena Lake/Brothers Trailhead Open to Visitor
Little Quilcene Trail #835 Open to Visitor 8/15/16: No known issues
Littleton Horse Camp Open to Visitor Please Leave No Trace and pack it out.
Living Legacy Interpretive Trail Open to Visitor 7/26/2016: The short accessible section of this trail was renovated last year and is in good condition.
Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833 Open to Visitor 8/15/2016: Trail in excellent condition.
Lower Dungeness Trail #833.3 Open to Visitor 7/27/2016: Trail is no longer muddy.The Wolf Creek Trail crew is currently working on clearing the logs. Forest Road 2870-230 spur road that provides access to the trailhead has no trailer turn-around and no trailhead parking due to slide damage.
Lower Pete's Creek Trail #858.1 Open to Visitor 5/6/2016: No current report on lower portion of Pete's Creek Trail. Trail to junction with Colonel Bob Trail is in good shape.
Mildred Lakes Trail #822 Open to Visitor 7/2/16: A few trees down across trail.
Mt. Ellinor Trail #812 Open to Visitor 7/21/2016: Trail in good condition and can be busy on weekends. Be aware of goats. Keep Wildlife Wild and keep your distance. Habituated animals always come out on the losing end.
Mt. Jupiter Trail #809 Open to Visitor 9/9/2016: Open
Mt. Muller Trail #882 Open to Visitor 6/29/2016: Trail in good condition. Flowers in bloom. Great views on a clear day.
Mt. Rose Trail #814 Open to Visitor 7/21/16: Trail in good condition.
Mt. Townsend Trail #839 Open to Visitor 8/15/16 Trail in excellent condition.
Mt. Walker Trail #894 Open to Visitor 5/5/2016: Trail is in good shape. One easy to step over log. *Trail is open year round.
Mt. Walker Viewpoint    8/15/16: Road to top is OPEN.*Trail is open year round.
Mt. Zion Trail #836 Open to Visitor 8/15/16: In good shape, no known issues.
Murhut Falls Trail #828 Open to Visitor 8/15/16 Trail in good condition.
Ned Hill Trail #837 Open to Visitor 8/15/2016: Trail in great shape, a couple trees to step over. Benches available.
Notch Pass Trail #831 Open to Visitor 8/15/16: Trail in good condition.
Pete's Creek Trail #858 Open to Visitor 5/6/2016: Trail to junction with Colonel Bob Trail in good shape.
Pete's Creek Trailhead    5/6/2016: FS Road 2220 in very good shape. FS Road 2204 in good shape, a few potholes. Pete's Creek trailhead in good condition.
Pioneer's Path Nature Trail #884   
Putvin Trail #813 Open to Visitor 7/24/2016: Challenging trail. Use caution.
Quinault Loop Trail #854 Open to Visitor Open year-round.
Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail #855 Open to Visitor Open year-round and maintained. 
Ranger Hole Trail #824 Open to Visitor 8/15/16 In good condition, easily accessed
Royal Creek Trail #832 Open to Visitor This short 0.5 mile trail along Royal Creek starts 1 mile up the Upper Dungeness Trail.
Satsop Center Campground Open to Visitor 7/10/2016: OPEN. This campground closes for the season December 31.
Seal Rock Campground Open to Visitor 5/5/16: OPEN. This campground closes for the season October 31.
Seal Rock Interpretive Trail Sites    Seasonal access. When the campground is closed in winter, the parking area is gated off about a 1000 feet from trailhead parking.
Silver Lakes Trail #842 Open to Visitor 8/15/16 Trail in good condition.
Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873 Open to Visitor 5/18/16 trail in good condition.
Skokomish Upper South Fork Trail #873 Open to Visitor 5/18/16: First creek crossing reported to be tricky, second footbridge is broken
Slab Camp Trail #838 Open to Visitor 4/15/2016: Slab Camp Trail in good shape. Some downed trees - but navigable.
    Users are unable to access the lower portion of Gray Wolf Trail #834 due to a slide about 1 mile north of the Slab Camp junction with the Gray Wolf Trail.
    Sleepy Hollow ExtensionTrailhead Open to Visitor 9/3/15 No recent report, trailhead is accessible.
    Sleepy Hollow Trail #852 Open to Visitor 8/15/16: Trail is open
    Snow Creek Trail #890 Open to Visitor 2/3/15 Trailhead difficult to find, look for flagging. Trail in good condition
    Spider Lake Loop Trail #879    7/26/2016: Good condition. Snow free.
    Spoon Creek Falls Trail #885   
    The Brothers Trail #821 Open to Visitor 6/26/2016: Some downed trees on the route to the climbers camp, all navigable. May be some bugs at climbers camp. After camp at 3 mile point, trail is overgrown. Tricky stream crossing with no bridge about 5 or 6 miles from the Lena Trailhead.
    Three O'Clock Ridge Trail   
    Tubal Cain Trail #840 Open to Visitor 8/15/2016: Trail in excellent condition.
    Tull Canyon Trail #847    7/16/2016: Beautiful trail.
    Tunnel Creek Trail #841 Open to Visitor 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.
    Tunnel Creek via Dosewallips Road Trailhead    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.
    Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833 Open to Visitor 7/21/16 Trail in good condition.
    Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2 Open to Visitor 8/15/16: Trail in excellent condition. Snow free to Boulder Shelter.
    West Fork Humptulips Trail #806 Open to Visitor 7/26/2016: No recent report. The West Fork Humptullips Trail Bridge at Milepost 2.2 is now open for stock use.
    Willaby Campground/Day Use Area Open to Visitor Adjacent to Quinault Lake. Open year round. Online reservation only at recreation.gov.
    Willaby Creek Trail Open to Visitor
    Working Forest Interpretive Trail   
    Wrights Canyon Trail/Trailhead    Open and maintained year-round.
    Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail #878 Open to Visitor 5/10/16 No recent report
    Wynoochee Pass Trail #874    7/10/2016: Trail in good shape but brushy and muddy in places. This short trail enters Olympic National Park.
    Wynoochee Pass Trailhead    High clearance vehicles are needed. 7/10/2016: Low clearance vehicles may have problems due to ruts and water bar. Spur road -400 has several large logs partially blocking the road (wide vehicles may have problems).