West Fork Humptulips Trail #806


Westfork Humptulips Trail System & Colonel Bob Wilderness Map.

Westfork Humptulips Trail System & Colonel Bob Wilderness Map.

Area Status: Open
Stock users crossing the Humptuplips River

The entire West Fork Trail #806 is about 17 miles in length. Trail grades are generally 0-10% with a few grades of up to 20%. This trail follows the river within a remote valley defined by the heights of Colonel Bob Wilderness to the west and Stovepipe and Moonlight Dome peaks to the east. The trail fords the river multiple times and winds along the western edge of Moonlight Dome Roadless Area.  Alert! Hikers should use extreme caution when crossing the West Fork Humptulips River as there are no footbridges.

Lower West Fork Humptulips Trail #806 runs 7.9 miles from Gorge Bridge Trailhead to it's junction with Lower Pete’s Creek Trail #858.1 which provides access to Colonel Bob Wilderness via Pete's Creek Trail #858. The trail follows the picturesque West Fork of the Humptulips River through dense old growth forest and open glades along the river corridor.

Upper West Fork Humptulips Trail #806 runs about 9 miles from it's junction with Lower Pete's Creek Trail #858 northeast to Cambell Tree Grove. Then it climbs through dense old growth forest before crossing Forest Service Road 2204 and reaching Humpnoochee Pass.

Rustic shelter surrounded by forest greenery Tributary to the West Fork Humptulips on Forest Road 2204 Stock users crossing the Humptuplips River The West Fork Humptulips River is one of the few rivers on the Peninsula.

At a Glance

Usage: Light-Medium
  • Closed to motorized vehicles.
  • Camp at least 100 feet from water sources.
  • Pack out what you pack in.
  • Practice Leave No Trace techniques during your trip. 
Closest Towns: Aberdeen, WA
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required for day use at the Pete's Creek Trailhead and Middle West Fork Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District, Quinault office

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West Fork Shelter near Lower Pete's Creek Trailhead:

Westfork Humptuplips Shelter is an old shelter along trail in the temperate rainforest.

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  Area/Length : 
17.0 miles