Upper Big Quilcene Trailhead


Upper Big Quilcene Trail #841 Map.

Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833.1 Map.

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Area Status: Open

At a Glance

Fees: $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in Buckhorn Wilderness.
  • Notice: This trail is within a watershed that provides drinking water to residents of Eastern Jefferson County. Please follow these guidelines
  • Other know before you go tips
Closest Towns: Quilcene, WA
Water: No
Restroom: VaultToilet (1)
Passes: Recreation Passes may be used as a form of fee payment.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information


From Quilcene, travel 1 mile south on US Highway 101 to Penny Creek Road. Take a right. Follow Penny Creek Road staying left at the “Y” (mile 1.4) to the Forest Service boundary and paved Forest Service Road 27.

Continue on Forest Service Road 27 another 9.5 miles to the intersection with Forest Service Road 2750. Travel on Forest Service Road 2750 for 4.7 miles to the trailhead.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Camping is available at Ten Mile Shelter, Shelter Rock Camp, Camp
Mystery and at several areas along the river.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  • Recreation Passes