Tunnel Creek Trail #841

 

Tunnel Creek Trail #841 Map.

Tunnel Creek Trail #841 Map.

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Tunnel Creek Trail in the forest.

A quiet forested hike within Buckhorn Wilderness. Beautiful vistas of The Brothers and Hood Canal from the top of the ridge. Trail is 4.1 miles to Harrison Lake and 4.7 miles to the ridgetop.

The trail follows South Fork Tunnel Creek for three miles through old-growth forest. Tunnel Creek Shelter is at 2.7 miles. After 3 miles the trail climbs steadily to Harrison Lake and then to the crest of the ridge. Continue for a very steep descent to Dosewallips River Road for a one way trip of  7.9 miles.

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Topo Maps: USGS Tyler Peak, Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/2/2018: Visitor reports trail is in good shape up to shelter. 3 very big blow downs between the 2 intersections with the stock trail above the shelter. Large rock in the road 3 miles before the trailhead. Can drive around it fairly easily.
Open Season: Early Summer - Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
  • Notice: This trail is within a watershed that provides drinking water to residents of Eastern Jefferson County. Please follow these guidelines.
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information

Directions:

Access from Tunnel Creek via 2740 Road Trailhead (or via Dosewallips Road).


General Notes:

View from hiking the Tunnel Creek Trail via Quilcene, WA by Greg Wahl. 

View from hiking the Tunnel Creek Trail via Quilcene, WA by Greg Wahl.


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