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

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
All Forest Roads    Forest Roads Update
Bear Gulch Day Use Area Open to Visitor As of 5/11/2018 the site is open. Alert: Vehicles must be totally out of the lane of traffic. Please pay attention to parking signage and be mindful when going between the parking area and the lake shore.
Big Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Opening 5/17/2019.
Big Creek Campground Trail #827    4/13/2019: Trail is clear
Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail #825    2/7/2019: Open. Volunteers are working on the reroute
Brown Creek Campground Open to Visitor Opening 5/17/2019. Sites 1-6 are available year-round. One accessible vault toilet is also available year-round near the trailhead.
Brown Creek Nature Loop Trail #877   
Camp Creek Olympic Discovery Trailhead   
Campbell Tree Grove Campground Closed to Visitor Opening May 24, 2019.
Church Creek Shelter Trail #870   
Church Creek Trail #871   
Coho Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2018 season.
Collins Campground Closed to Visitor Opening 5/17/2019.
Colonel Bob Trail #851    Not suitable for stock.
Copper Creek Trail #876    4/13/2019: Snow-free although a few large downed trees, may have to crawl under. Creek at 3.5 miles in is high, difficult to cross
Deadfall Trail #849    4/4/2019: Trail is snow-free.
Deer Ridge #846    4/15/2019: No recent report
Dry Creek Trail #872    4/15/2019: No recent report
Duckabush Trail #803    4/1/2019: Hikers went to 5 Mile Camp, no snow, a few trees to climb over.
Dungeness Forks Campground Closed to Visitor Opening 5/17/2019.
Elbo Creek Trail    2/25/2019: Light snow at TH, no issues on trail.
Elk Lake Trail #805 Closed to Visitor 4/15/2019: Still closed due to Maple wildfire.
Elkhorn Dispersed Camping Area    No road access & no facilities at site. Pack it in; Pack it out.
Fairholme Olympic Discovery Trailhead   
Falls Creek Campground/Day Use Area Closed to Visitor Planned to open 5/1/2019, dependent on weather/flooding
Falls View Campground Closed to Visitor Hazard Tree Removal operations are taking place June 2019 through Dec 2019. Falls View Campground and Trail will be closed to all public access during this time.
Falls View Canyon Trail #868 Closed to Visitor Great short trail, in good condition. ALERT: Hazard Tree Removal operations are taking place June 2019 through Dec 2019. Falls View Campground and Trail will be closed to all public access during this time.
Fletcher Canyon Trail #857    06/27/2018: Visitor reports rocks, roots, blowdown, salmonberries and solitude. Footing is rough, you'll have to go over, under, and around blowdown and push through thickets of salmonberries.
Gatton Creek Campground/Day Use Area Closed to Visitor Planned to open 5/1/2019, dependent on weather/flooding
Gatton Creek Trail #888    Maintained year-round. This trail allows continuous trail access from the Lake Quinault Lodge to the Rain Forest Village.
Gold Creek Trail #830    3/11/2019:Intermittent icy/snow patches, some sections of mud, microspikes helpful
Gorge Bridge Trailhead   
Gray Wolf Trail #834 - Lower    4/1/2019: Hikers report no issues, trail narrow in a few places.
Gray Wolf Trail #834.2 - Upper    4/15/2019: No recent report Note: Use Slab Camp Trail #838 to access trail beyond the bridge.
Hamma Hamma Beaver Pond #815 Closed to Visitor 4/15/2019: Still closed due to Maple wildfire.
Hamma Hamma Campground Closed to Visitor Opening 5/17/2019.
Home Lake Trail #893    4/15/2019: No recent report
Interrorem Nature Trail #804   
Jefferson Lake Trail Closed to Visitor 4/15/2019: Still closed due to Maple wildfire.
Jefferson Pass Trail #800   
Jefferson Ridge Trail #808 Closed to Visitor 4/15/2019: Still closed due to Maple wildfire.
Klahanie Campground Closed to Visitor
Klahowya Campground Closed to Visitor Opening 5/10/2019
Kloshe Nanitch Observation Site    7/10/2018: Road open and in decent condition. The road is getting very thick brush in sections and will be very difficult for larger trucks to get through. With the winding roads and potholes low clearance vehicle are NOT recommended.
Kloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1   
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 Opening 5/17/2019.
Lena Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Opening 5/17/2019.
Lena Lake Campground    Hamma Hamma Road is open.
Lena Lake Trail #810    4/13/2019: Trail is snow-free but muddy, water flowing on trail in sections. Creek is high, difficult to cross to other side of lake, a few blowdowns on trail
Lena Lake/Brothers Trailhead   
Little Quilcene Trail #835    3/24/2019: Unable to reach TH due to hazardous snow and ice on road.
Littleton Horse Camp Open to Visitor Open year round. Please Leave No Trace and pack it out.
Living Legacy Interpretive Trail   
Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833    4/15/2019: No snow until close to 2750 road, spring flowers blooming
Lower Dungeness Trail #833.3    7/24/18: Substantial slide/washout 1.5 miles downriver from Upper Dungeness TH. Stock cannot pass. Access to the River Shelter from Lower Dungeness TH only.
Lower Pete's Creek Trail #858.1   
Mildred Lakes Trail #822    3/24/2019: TH is not accessible due to heavy snow on road
Mt. Ellinor Trail #812    4/14/2019: Snow roughly begins at lower and upper trail junction, need traction/ice axe past the first two miles. Trail snow covered beyond 3900'.
Mt. Jupiter Trail #809    4/1/2019: Trailhead is on private land, so had to walk 2.5 miles on road to access TH. Snow starts at 4400', ice axe required to summit.
Mt. Muller Trail #882    8/20/2018: Snow free, multiple trees down on trail, overgrown and brushy.
Mt. Rose Trail #814    4/13/2019: Snow begins after horse camp, 2-3 feet at summit. Easy to lose trail due to snow.
Mt. Townsend Trail #839    4/16/2019: Road to TH is accessible, no report on trail conditions.
Mt. Walker Trail #894    4/13/2019: Trail snow-free, muddy in patches
Mt. Walker Viewpoint Closed to Visitor 4/15/2019 Mt. Walker road is closed at this time.
Mt. Zion Trail #836    4/15/2019: No recent report
Murhut Falls Trail #828    3/30/2019: Trail is clear and snow-free.
Ned Hill Trail #837   
Notch Pass Trail #831    4/2/2019: Trail in good shape, snow-free, a few trees down but easy to pass.
Pete's Creek Trail #858    Trail is often rocky, rooted, and at times steep. Boots and trekking poles recommended.
Pete's Creek Trailhead    Parking area can get busy on weekends in the summer.
Pioneer's Path Nature Trail #884   
Putvin Trail #813    3/24/2019: TH not accessible due to heavy snow on road.
Quinault Loop Trail #854    Open year-round.
Quinault Rain Forest Nature Trail #855    Open year-round and maintained. 
Ranger Hole Trail #824   
Royal Creek Trail #832    This short 0.5 mile trail along Royal Creek starts 1 mile up the Upper Dungeness Trail.
Satsop Center Campground Closed to Visitor Will close for the season on Nov. 30.
Seal Rock Campground Closed to Visitor Opening 4/25/2019 at 12:00 pm. When the campground is closed in winter, the parking area is gated off about a 1000 feet from trailhead parking.
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   
Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873    4/13/2019: Snow-free but expect water on trail in places, quite a bit winter tree debris
Skokomish Upper South Fork Trail #873   
Slab Camp Trail #838    4/3/2019: Snow free, muddy, a few blowdowns.
    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 Trail #852    4/15/2019: No recent report
    Snow Creek Trail #890    4/18/19: Light snow at trailhead, heavier snow at 3,500 ft. Two large trees down between TH and Deadfall Trail junction.
    Spider Lake Loop Trail #879    4/15/2019: One small tree down, easily stepped over. No snow but patches of mud, trail bridges in good condition
    Spoon Creek Falls Trail #885   
    The Brothers Trail #821    4/15/2019: No recent report
    Tubal Cain Trail #840    4/13/2019: Intermittent snow first three miles, easy to lose trail near the mine.
    Tull Canyon Trail #847   
    Tunnel Creek Trail #841    4/3/2019: TH is accessible
    Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833    4/13/2019: Snow on trail, hard snowpack begins around mile 3. Trail not easy to follow out of treeline.
    Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2    4/15/2019: Trail clear to Camp Handy, two trees on trail between Royal Creek bridge and second bridge.
    Upper Lena Lake Trail #811    4/3/2019: Continuous snow on trail around 2600', numerous large blowdowns.
    West Fork Humptulips Trail #806   
    Willaby Campground/Day Use Area Open to Visitor Willaby CG is open for the 2019 season. Reservation first campground at www.recreation.gov.
    Willaby Creek Trail   
    Working Forest Interpretive Trail   
    Wrights Canyon Trail/Trailhead    Open and maintained year-round.
    Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail #878    4/15/2019: No recent report
    Wynoochee Pass Trail #874    This short trail enters Olympic National Park.

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