Gatton Creek Trailhead


Quinault National Recreation Trail System Vicinity Map

Quinault National Recreation Trail System vicinity map.

Area Status: Open
Gatton Creek sign along the south shore road

Provides access toGatton Creek Trail #888 which is part of the Quinault National Recreation Trail System.

This trailhead is located across South Shore Road from Gatton Creek Campground at Quinault Lake.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Use caution during heavy rains on higher elevation portions of trail.
Fees: No fee for day use
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Aberdeen, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Nearest toilet at Gatton Creek Campground.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District, Quinault office

General Information


From Aberdeen, WA travel north on US Highway 101 for  45 miles to the junction of the South Shore Road. Turn right (east) and proceed 2.8 miles and turn right at the entrance to the trailhead parking area. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

Fishing in Gatton Creek.

Day Hiking

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