Deer Ridge Trail #846

 

Slab Camp Trail #838 and Deer Ridge Trail #846 Map.

Slab Camp Trail #838 and Deer Ridge Trail #846 Map. Also shows Ned Hill Trail #837.

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The Deer Ridge Trail at the National Park boundary

This trail begins in forest and enters Olympic National Park at 3.5 miles and ends in alpine meadows within Olympic National Park (pets not allowed in the National Park). Splendid views of snow-covered peaks in the Olympics are frequent at the higher elevations. 5.2 miles in length, grade is moderate to steep, 35% maximum.

The trail passes through Buckhorn Wilderness and enters Olympic National Park at 3.6 miles. Dispersed camping at Slab Camp Trailhead.

Alert: Treat all water taken from streams before drinking. Pack out what you pack in.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/8/2018: Visitor reports the road to Slab Camp was recently graded and is in good shape. Seven downed trees from Slab Camp to park boundary, all easy step overs. One down tree from park boundary to Deer Park that is about 5 feet above the trail. It’s a head banger if you don’t see it in time. Trail is almost snow free except for large fields at Deer Park. Snow is soft so post holing is a factor. Other than that the trail is in good shape.
Permit Info: Permits are required for all overnight trips into the Olympic National Park backcountry.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Buckhorn Wilderness.
  • Motorized vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited.
  • Pack and saddle stock not recommended due to the steep grades.
  • Pets prohibited in Olympic National Park.
Closest Towns: Sequim, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information

Directions:

Access from Slab Camp/Deer Ridge Trailhead.

Bench along Deer Ridge Trail:

Bench along Deer Ridge Trail.

 


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