Recreation

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Olympic National Forest offers diverse recreation opportunities for everyone. Experience the sounds of rushing rivers, lush rain forests, alpine wildflowers, and views of the Puget Sound from mountain peaks. Five Wilderness areas offer solitude and a chance to experience the rich biodiversity the Olympic Peninsula is known for.  

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Recreation areas

We've organized our information into six large areas to help you find a place on the forest for your visit. These areas follow major watershed boundaries across the forest and all areas are accessed by Highway 101 which loops around the entire peninsula.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
All Forest Roads    Forest Roads Update
Big Creek Campground Closed to Visitor 10/31/2016: CLOSED for the season.
Big Creek Campground Trail #827 Open to Visitor 7/21/16: OPEN. Trail is in good condition.
Big Creek Upper Loop #827.1 Open to Visitor 7/21/16 Trail in good condition.
Big Spruce Trailhead    Open and maintained year round.
Bogachiel - Ira Spring Wetland Trail Open to Visitor 12/8/2016: Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trail is once again accessible via the new Undi Road bypass.
Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trailhead Open to Visitor 12/8/2016: Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trail is once again accessible via the new Undi Road bypass. FS road 2932 has not been maintained since the Undi road was closed, but is accessible.
Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail #825 Open to Visitor 12/8/2016: Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trail is once again accessible via the new Undi Road bypass.
Brown Creek Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/2016: CLOSED with the exception of the 6 year round sites. One accessible vault toilet is available at the Interpretive Trailhead year-round.
Brown Creek Nature Loop Trail #877    6/30/2016: Trail is open year round, in good condition.
Buckhorn Lake Trail #845 Open to Visitor
Camp Creek Olympic Discovery Trailhead Open to Visitor
Campbell Tree Grove Campground Closed to Visitor 11/2/2016: Closed for the season.
Church Creek Shelter Trail #870    5/24/16:OPEN
Church Creek Trail #871    5/29/2016: Visitor report that trail is in generally good condition from the East trail head (TH) to the pass. Large, blowdown (at least 2-3 trees with 3' diameter) from the pass down to Satsop Lake, but it was still navigable. Trail a little brushy at the pass.
Coho Campground Closed to Visitor 10/4/2016 CLOSED for the season.
Collins Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/16: CLOSED for the season
Colonel Bob Trail #851 Open to Visitor 6/5/2016: Not suitable for stock. A good day hiking opportunity. Visitor report of a few small patches of snow & trail brushy with salmon berry in several spots.
Copper Creek Trail #876 Open to Visitor 7/2/2016: Well maintained trail, great scenery, but difficult. Steep inclines, a walking stick may be helpful.
Deadfall Trail #849 Open to Visitor
Deer Ridge Trail #846 Open to Visitor 12/6/16: No recent report
Dry Creek Trail #872 Open to Visitor 11/15/2016: Visitor reports the trail is in good shape. Recent rain is making trail very wet. Snow line around 2200'.
Duckabush Trail #803 Open to Visitor 11/14/2016: Trail in good shape to 5 mile camp. Be careful in burned areas as trees are potential hazards.
Dungeness Forks Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/16: CLOSED for the season
Elbo Creek Trail    11/27/2016: Visitor report that from Elbo Creek trail is a great condition. Overall very well graded. Snow at about 0.5 miles up the FS Road at the end of the trail. Snow was 16" deep at the summit of Buck Mtn at 3700'.
Elk Lake Trail #805 Open to Visitor 6/17/2016: Good condition. Pleasant day hike.
Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area Open to Visitor 11/14/2016: Road washed out. No road access, no facilities at site. Pack it OUT.
Fairholme Olympic Discovery Trailhead   
Falls Creek Campground/Day Use Area Closed to Visitor 11/1/2016: Closed for the season.
Falls View Campground Closed to Visitor 5/11/16: CLOSED. Will not be open this camping season.
Falls View Canyon Trail #868 Open to Visitor 11/14/16: Great short trail, in good condition
Fletcher Canyon Trail #857 Open to Visitor 6/8/2016: Trail in generally good condition. Salmonberry bush overgrowth on the trail before the foot log over the creek.
Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area Closed to Visitor 11/1/2016: Closed for the season.
Gatton Creek Trail #888 Open to Visitor 3/11/2016: Maintained year-round. This trail allows continuous trail access from the Lake Quinault Lodge to the Rain Forest Village.
Gold Creek Trail #830 Open to Visitor 12/6/16: No recent report. Footlog over Gold Creek is damaged but still quite usable.
Gorge Bridge Trailhead   
Gray Wolf Trail #834 - Lower Open to Visitor 12/4/16: Hiker reports trail in good shape, no issues Note: Use Slab Camp Trail #838 to access trail beyond the bridge.
Gray Wolf Trail #834.2 - Upper Open to Visitor 12/6/16: No recent report. Note: Use Slab Camp Trail #838 to access trail beyond the bridge. no known issues
Hamma Hamma Cabin Open to Visitor 12/30/2016: Alert: Four wheel drive necessary to reach cabin. Cabin open year-round. Check Recreation.gov for availability.
Hamma Hamma Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/16: CLOSED for the season
Home Lake Trail #893 Open to Visitor 12/6/16: No recent report, no known issues
Interrorem Cabin Open to Visitor 2016: Cabin open year-round. Check Recreation.gov for availability.
Interrorem Nature Trail #804 Open to Visitor 11/14/2016: In good condition.
Jefferson Lake Trail   
Jefferson Pass Trail #800    7/3/2016: Trail in good condition. Some visitor reports of blowdowns on lower portion of trail. The parking area (several hundred yards away from the TH) is otherwise unmarked.
Jefferson Ridge Trail #808 Open to Visitor 3/11/2015: There is a boulder on the access road to the trailhead. Wider vehicles may not be able to get past. 
Klahanie Campground Closed to Visitor 10/14/2016: CLOSED for the season. Opens spring of 2017.
Klahowya Campground Closed to Visitor 10/17/2016: CLOSED for the season. Will re-open in May 2017.
Kloshe Nanitch Observation Site Open to Visitor 8/3/2016: Observation deck open. 
Kloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1   
Kloshe Nanitch Trailhead   
Lake Quinault Lodge Open to Visitor Lake Quinault Lodge is available year round. Call 1(800) 562 6672 or visit: www.visitlakequinault.com.
Lebar Horse Camp Closed to Visitor 9/26/16 CLOSED for the season
Lena Creek Campground Closed to Visitor 9/26/16: CLOSED for the season
Lena Lake Campground    11/1/2016: Alert: Unsafe conditions at Lena Lake CG & Trail 810. DO NOT USE bridge over Lena Creek on NW side of lake, as it is now severely damaged. Always pack out all trash & belongings. Respect other visitors and the lake.
Lena Lake Trail #810 Open to Visitor 11/1/2016: Alert: Unsafe conditions at Lena Lake CG & Trail 810. DO NOT USE bridge over Lena Creek on NW side of lake, as it is now severely damaged. Always pack out all trash & belongings. Beware of high water during rainy season.
Lena Lake/Brothers Trailhead Open to Visitor 12/30/2016: 10-12 inches of snow are on the ground at Lena Lake TH. ALERTS: Unsafe conditions at Lena Lake CG & Trail 810. DO NOT USE bridge over Lena Creek on NW side of lake, as it is now severely damaged. Due to recent vandalism, you will no longer be able to purchase a day pass at the Lena Lake Trailhead. A valid pass is still required for this trailhead. Passes can be purchased at Forest Service offices, vendors and online. Please call the Quilcene Ranger Station if you have questions.
Little Quilcene Trail #835 Open to Visitor 11/12/2016: Prepare for winter conditions. Trail in good condition, along with #839 to the summit of Mt Townsend. The road up to the trail head from Bon Jon Pass is a little rough after recent rains. Be aware of deep ruts in the middle of the road and pot holes. Drive slow and be careful.
Littleton Horse Camp Open to Visitor Please Leave No Trace and pack it out.
Living Legacy Interpretive Trail Open to Visitor 7/26/2016: The short accessible section of this trail was renovated last year and is in good condition.
Louella Cabin Open to Visitor 2016: Cabin open year-round. Check Recreation.gov for availability.
Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833 Open to Visitor 11/14/2016: Trail in good condition.
Lower Dungeness Trail #833.3 Open to Visitor 12/6/16: No recent report. Forest Road 2870-230 spur road that provides access to the trailhead has no trailer turn-around and no trailhead parking due to slide damage.
Lower Pete's Creek Trail #858.1 Open to Visitor 5/6/2016: No current report on lower portion of Pete's Creek Trail. Trail to junction with Colonel Bob Trail is in good shape.
Mildred Lakes Trail #822 Open to Visitor 9/24/2016: A few trees down across trail. The trail may be difficult to follow at times.
Mt. Ellinor Trail #812 Open to Visitor 12/7/2016: Winter Route to Summit: Use extra caution when climbing the chute, especially when it is cloudy and foggy as the rocks are extremely slick when wet. Check on avalanche conditions before beginning the climb. Ice axe, boots and the ten essentials are necessary. Conditions can change very rapidly and the chute can be hazardous even in good weather.
Mt. Jupiter Trail #809 Open to Visitor 9/9/2016: Open
Mt. Muller Trail #882 Open to Visitor 6/29/2016: Trail in good condition. Flowers in bloom. Great views on a clear day.
Mt. Rose Trail #814 Open to Visitor 7/21/16: Trail in good condition.
Mt. Townsend Trail #839 Open to Visitor 12/2/16: Trail is snow covered but packed down enough to follow
Mt. Walker Trail #894 Open to Visitor 11/14/2016: Trail is in good shape. Road to trailhead is CLOSED for the winter. Park outside gate and walk road approximately 1/4 mile to trailhead. *Trail is open year-round.
Mt. Walker Viewpoint    11/14/2016: The road is CLOSED for the winter. *Trail is open year-round with parking at bottom of the road at the junction with Hwy 101.
Mt. Zion Trail #836 Open to Visitor 11/14/16: In good shape, no known issues.
Murhut Falls Trail #828 Open to Visitor 11/14/16 Trail in good condition.
Ned Hill Trail #837 Open to Visitor 11/14/2016: Trail in great shape, a couple trees to step over. Benches available.
Notch Pass Trail #831 Open to Visitor 11/14/16: Trail in good condition.
Pete's Creek Trail #858 Open to Visitor 5/6/2016: Trail to junction with Colonel Bob Trail in good shape.
Pete's Creek Trailhead    5/6/2016: FS Road 2220 in very good shape. FS Road 2204 in good shape, a few potholes. Pete's Creek trailhead in good condition.
Pioneer's Path Nature Trail #884   
Putvin Trail #813 Open to Visitor 9/10/2016: Visitor report: The scramble up the headwall is definitely not for the faint of heart. The second flat area is very muddy and the trail is a morass. Lots of meadow damage has occurred here because of people walking and slipping about in the mud. Second headwall is steep and the trail slippery from lots of little rocks and dirt but is not a scramble like the first one. Alert: Challenging trail. Use caution.
Quinault Loop Trail #854 Open to Visitor Open year-round.
Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail #855 Open to Visitor Open year-round and maintained. 
Ranger Hole Trail #824 Open to Visitor 11/14/16 In good condition, easily accessed
Royal Creek Trail #832 Open to Visitor This short 0.5 mile trail along Royal Creek starts 1 mile up the Upper Dungeness Trail.
Satsop Center Campground Open to Visitor 7/10/2016: OPEN. This campground closes for the season December 31.
Seal Rock Campground Closed to Visitor 10/31/16: CLOSED for the season.
Seal Rock Interpretive Trail Sites    Seasonal access. When the campground is closed in winter, the parking area is gated off about a 1000 feet from trailhead parking.
Silver Lakes Trail #842 Open to Visitor 11/14/16 Trail in good condition.
Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873 Open to Visitor 5/18/16 trail in good condition.
Skokomish Upper South Fork Trail #873 Open to Visitor 5/18/16: First creek crossing reported to be tricky, second footbridge is broken
Slab Camp Trail #838 Open to Visitor 11/14/2016: Slab Camp Trail in good shape. Some downed trees - but navigable.
    Users are unable to access the lower portion of Gray Wolf Trail #834 due to a slide about 1 mile north of the Slab Camp junction with the Gray Wolf Trail.
    Sleepy Hollow ExtensionTrailhead Open to Visitor 12/6/16: No recent report, trailhead is accessible.
    Sleepy Hollow Trail #852 Open to Visitor 12/6/16: No recent report
    Snow Creek Trail #890 Open to Visitor 12/6/16: No recent report. Trailhead difficult to find, look for flagging. Trail in good condition
    Spider Lake Loop Trail #879    10/11/2016: Well maintained trail.
    Spoon Creek Falls Trail #885   
    The Brothers Trail #821 Open to Visitor 11/1/2016: Alert: Unsafe conditions at Lena Lake CG & Trail 810. DO NOT USE bridge over Lena Creek on NW side of lake, as it is now severely damaged. Be aware that there may be downed trees on the route. After camp at 3 mile point, trail is overgrown.
    Three O'Clock Ridge Trail   
    Tubal Cain Trail #840 Open to Visitor 12/6/16: No recent report
    Tull Canyon Trail #847   
    Tunnel Creek Trail #841 Open to Visitor 10/10/2016: Hiker reports that there are no obstructions (boulders, downed trees, snow, etc.) on the trail. The trail is signed well.
    Tunnel Creek via Dosewallips Road Trailhead    10/18/2016: Case Creek washout on the Dosewallips Road has been repaired. TH is accessible.
    Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833 Open to Visitor 7/21/16 Trail in good condition.
    Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2 Open to Visitor 8/15/16: Trail in excellent condition.
    West Fork Humptulips Trail #806 Open to Visitor 9/9/2016: The trail from Pete's Creek to the Gorge Bridge TH is a bit brushy in places but the local Back Country Horsemen of WA has been putting in and repairing puncheons, tread and river crossings for several years so structurally it is in great shape. Day parking for stock trailers is limited at both Pete's Creek and Switchback Trailheads. There is good parking at Middle West Fork Humptulips TH but the trail is hardly maintained from there.
    Willaby Campground/Day Use Area Open to Visitor Adjacent to Quinault Lake. Open year round. Online reservation only at recreation.gov.
    Willaby Creek Trail Open to Visitor
    Working Forest Interpretive Trail   
    Wrights Canyon Trail/Trailhead    Open and maintained year-round.
    Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail #878 Open to Visitor 11/13/2016: Trail blowdown on east side of loop has three sizable trees down, the largest plus/minus 4 feet making it impassible to stock. Blowdown can slow down foot travel as well. Be aware that minor creek crossings may be running quite high. Maidenhair Falls is running vigorously.
    Wynoochee Pass Trail #874    7/10/2016: Trail in good shape but brushy and muddy in places. This short trail enters Olympic National Park.
    Wynoochee Pass Trailhead    High clearance vehicles are needed. 7/10/2016: Low clearance vehicles may have problems due to ruts and water bar. Spur road -400 has several large logs partially blocking the road (wide vehicles may have problems).