Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833

 

Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833 Map.

Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833 Map.

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Area Status: Open
Lower Big Quilcene Trail winter 2015 by Alex Weinberg

This easy lowland forested trail is 6.2 miles with grades of 10-15% along or near the Big Quilcene River. This is an excellent hike in spring and early summer with some difficult sections. There is a junction with Notch Pass Trail at 2.7 miles and Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833.1 at 6.2 miles. This is a Multi-use trail. The Lower Big Quilcene Trail is recommended for all users, particularly pack stock, mountain and motorbikes.

A pickup could be made at the end of the trail at Forest Service Road #2750 (Ten Mile Shelter) Upper Big Quilcene Trailhead for a one way trip.

At a Glance

Open Season: Mid-Spring
Restrictions: Notice: This trail is within a watershed that provides drinking water to residents of Eastern Jefferson County. Please follow these guidelines
  • Use existing campsites when possible and camp at least 100 feet from water sources.
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at the Lower Quilcene Trailhead for day use.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Station

General Information

Directions:

Access via Lower Big Quilcene Trailhead

Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833 Vicinity Map. Select the map for a larger view.

Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833 Area Map


Activities

Mountain Biking

See day hiking description. Multi-use trail.
 

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing available in the Big Quilcene River.
 

Day Hiking

Grades up to 10-15%. This is an excellent hike in spring and early summer. Opportunities: Pickup could be made at the end of the trail at FS Road #2750 (Ten Mile Shelter) Upper Big Quilcene Trailhead. Multi-use trail.
 

Backpacking

See day hiking description. Multi-use trail.
 

Horse Riding

See day hiking description. Mulit-use trail.
 

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

Highlights

  • Recreation Passes