Ranger Hole Trail #824

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A hiker walks down a trail in light filtered through trees

This trail shares a trailhead with the accessible interpretive Interrorem Trail #804 which forms a loop. Ranger Hole Trail leads 0.8 miles down to the Duckabush River and the historic fishing spot of the first ranger stationed at Interrorem Cabin

This trail goes through an area of large second growth timber, and then drops steeply to the loudly sounding river below. The trail follows the river for a short way to a bluff that overlooks a deep pool. Above the pool the water churns in white rapids as it rushes through a narrow rock passage, cascading down to the "Ranger Hole," so named because Forest Rangers who used to live at Interrorem Cabin fished there.

Picnic table and grill near small gravel parking area in forest Ranger Hole trailhead signs and water pump Duckabush River at Ranger Hole by Alexa Pengelly Duckabush River above Ranger Hole a historic spot.

At a Glance

Open Season: Early Summer
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Trail is closed to motorized vehicles and stock.
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Ranger Hole Trailhead for day use.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District- Quilcene

General Information


From Hoodsport, WA travel US Highway 101 north for approximately 22 miles to the Duckabush Recreation Area. Turn west onto the Duckabush River Road/Forest Service Road #2510 and travel 4 miles to end of pavement. Interrorem Cabin and Ranger Hole Trailhead are on the left.


Accessibel Toilet at Interrorem Trail entranceOne accessible vault toilet is available at Ranger Hole Trailhead. Ranger Hole Trail is not an accessible trail but adjacent Interrorem Trail is a compacted gravel interpretive trail.

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