Little Quilcene Trail #835


Little Quilcene Trail #835 Map.

Little Quilcene Trail #835 area map. Also shows Silver Lakes Trail #842 and Mt. Townsend Trail #839.

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This 4.2 mile trail starts at the Little Quilcene trailhead off Forest Road 2820. Accesses Buckorn Wilderness via a juntion with Mt Townsend Trail #839 at 2 miles. Generally steep with extremely steep sections. Features conifer forest, vistas of peaks and Straits of Juan de Fuca. Spring blooming rhododendrons. Pack and saddle take extreme caution on steep grades.

Grade is 15-20% to Little River Summit. Mostly level to Mt. Townsend Trail. The descent from the ridgetop to the trailhead on Forest Service Road 2870 is extremely steep, 35-40%. Water is scarce.

At a Glance

Open Season: Early Summer
Restrictions: Notice: This trail is within a watershed that provides drinking water to residents of Eastern Jefferson County. Please follow these guidelines
  • Motorized vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited.
  • Wilderness regulations apply within Buckhorn Wilderness.
  • No open campfires permitted above 3,500 feet, stoves only.
  • Use existing campsites when possible and camp at least 100 feet from water sources,
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information


Access via Little Quilcene Trailhead.



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