Deer Ridge #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 the Forest, enters the 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.

View a printable recreation opportunity guide: Deer Ridge Trail #846 (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/18/2018: Visitor reports trail is snow free and clear of down trees. One mile beyond the park boundary a tree is hanging out over the trail about 5 feet above the trail surface. An easy duck under if you see it in time. 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

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Access from Slab Camp/Deer Ridge Trailhead.

Bench along Deer Ridge Trail:

Bench along Deer Ridge Trail.


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