Duckabush Trail #803


Duckabush Trail #803 Map.

Duckabush Trail #803 Map.

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Area Status: Open
St. Peter's Dome can be seen as one begins to climb away from the Duckabush River.

This trail follows the Duckabush River into The Brothers Wilderness and enters Olympic National Park at 6.7 miles.

The trail enters a burned area at around the two mile mark and continues beyond Five-Mile Camp, the origin of the 2011 fire. Use caution when traveling and camping within the burned area, as there are many dead standing trees and unstable surfaces as a result of the fire.

The trail is an easy grade for 2.4 miles and becomes more difficult while climbing over Big Hump. The trail over Big Hump is steep and the tread is loose rock. The grade becomes moderate again west of Big Hump all the way to the Park boundary. There are numerous camps along the trail.  There is a scenic place to rest near the river at 2.4 miles after Little Hump. The most popular camping and fishing area is at 5 mile Camp.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Overnight visitors entering the Park via this trail will need to obtain a Park Wilderness permit (available at the park trailhead).
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
  • Fires above 3,500 feet elevation and groups consisting of more than 12 people and /or 8 livestock are prohibited within The Brothers Wilderness and the National Park.
  • Pets are prohibited in the National Park.
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Passes: A vaild recreation pass is required for day use at the Duckabush Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information


Access via Duckabush Trailhead or Duckabush Stock Access Trailhead

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

Recreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
Difficulty Level: Moderate


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:
Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Wildlife:

Viewing Scenery

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  • Recreation Passes