Gold Creek Trail #830


Gold Creek Trail #830 Map

Gold Creek Trail #830, Lower Dungeness #833.3 Vicinity Map.

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Area Status: Open
The Gold Creek Trail is among the more popular mountain-b‚Äčike trails.

This 6.3 mile trail starts at Lower Dungeness/Gold Creek trailhead on Forest Road 2870-230. Junction with Sleepy Hollow Trail #852 is at 2.9 miles. Conifer forest on steep mountain slopes in the Dungeness drainage. Some difficult sections along this heavily wooded trail with viewpoints. Need to ford at Gold Creek about 0.5 miles from the lower trailhead. This trail has some steep grades with some sections exceeding 20%. The first 0.4 miles is an old roadbed. Water is scarce.

Pick-up can be made on Forest Service Road 2870 opposite the Tubal Cain Trailhead. Pack and saddle stock or mountain bike users may want to make a long loop trip by traveling up the trail and returning on Forest Road #2870.

At a Glance

Open Season: Late Spring
Closest Towns: Sequim, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information


Lower accessLower Dungeness/Gold Creek Trailhead, 14.5 miles south of Sequim, WA.

Upper access: Adjacent to Tubal Cain Trailhead.


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

Viewing Scenery

OHV Trail Riding

The only off-road motorized riding use allowed on the Olympic National Forest are e-bikes or registered dirt bikes, on these trails:

Gold Creek Trail #830
Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833
Lower Dungeness Trail #833.3
Mt Zion Trail #836 
Church Creek Trail #871
Lower Pete's Creek Trail #858.1

ATV, UTV, OHVs, or other forms of motorized transportation are not allowed anywhere on the Olympic National Forest.

  • Washington State ORV Bill 1632 does not apply to federally managed Forest Service roads.

Thank you for Treading Lightly and helping us preserve your public lands.

Contact us for more information: (360) 956-2402

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  • Recreation Passes