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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 Closed for the season. Will re-open in spring 2019.
Big Creek Campground Trail #827   
Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail #825    5/29/2018: Undie Road is paved and in great condition.The undie Bypass road it turns into gravel and is also in excellent condition.
Brown Creek Campground Open to Visitor Closed for the season. *Except sites 1-6 which 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 Closed for the season. Will open late May 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 9/18/2018: Closed for the season.
Colonel Bob Trail #851    Not suitable for stock.
Copper Creek Trail #876    Steep inclines, a walking stick may be helpful.
Deadfall Trail #849   
Deer Ridge Trail #846    6/18/2018: Visitor reports trail is snow free and clear of down trees. One mile beyond the park boundary a tree is hanging out over the trail about 5 feet above the trail surface. An easy duck under if you see it in time. Trail is in good shape.
Dry Creek Trail #872    4/24/2018: Visitor reports that trail was a nice 4 mile hike from east end to the creek crossing. This portion of the trail was recently cleared of trees.
Duckabush Trail #803    7/29/2018: Visitor reports trail is in excellent shape to the National Park boundary.
Dungeness Forks Campground Closed to Visitor 9/18/2018: Closed for the season.
Elbo Creek Trail   
Elk Lake Trail #805 Closed to Visitor 8/6/2018: Temporarily 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 Closed for the season.
Falls View Campground Closed to Visitor Hazard Tree Removal operations are taking place June 2018 through Dec 2018. 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 2018 through Dec 2018. 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 Closed for the season.
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    6/13/2018: Hikers report a few logs across trail, one that is difficult to get under or over, about 1 mile from trailhead
Gorge Bridge Trailhead   
Gray Wolf Trail #834 - Lower    1/15/2018: Visitor report there are many trees and branches down across the road and the trail, especially on the Cat Creek Loop. There is one large tree that must be climbed over in order to walk that loop. Not surprisingly, there was a lot of mud, but nothing very deep or hard to get across.
Gray Wolf Trail #834.2 - Upper    4/13/2017: No recent report Note: Use Slab Camp Trail #838 to access trail beyond the bridge. no known issues
Hamma Hamma Beaver Pond #815 Closed to Visitor Temporarily closed due to Maple wildfire.
Hamma Hamma Campground Closed to Visitor 9/18/2018: Closed for the season
Home Lake Trail #893    9/8/2017: No recent report
Interrorem Nature Trail #804   
Jefferson Lake Trail Closed to Visitor Temporarily closed due to Maple wildfire.
Jefferson Pass Trail #800   
Jefferson Ridge Trail #808 Closed to Visitor 8/6/2018: Temporarily closed due to Maple wildfire.
Klahanie Campground Closed to Visitor
Klahowya Campground Closed to Visitor ALERT: No potable water or flush toilets are currently available. Campground hosts are present.
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 9/18/2018: Closed for the season.
Lena Creek Campground Closed to Visitor 9/18/2018: Closed for the season.
Lena Lake Campground    Hamma Hamma Road is open.
Lena Lake Trail #810    10/10/2018: Hamma Hamma Road is open.
Lena Lake/Brothers Trailhead   
Little Quilcene Trail #835   
Littleton Horse Camp Open to Visitor Open for the 2018 season. Please Leave No Trace and pack it out.
Living Legacy Interpretive Trail    10/10/2018: Hamma Hamma Road is open.
Lower Big Quilcene Trail #833   
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   
Mt. Ellinor Trail #812   
Mt. Jupiter Trail #809    8/30/2018 No parking at the closed gate due to private landowner logging, so trail is basically inaccessible at this time. Trailhead is on private land.
Mt. Muller Trail #882    8/20/2018: Snow free, multiple trees down on trail, overgrown and brushy.
Mt. Rose Trail #814   
Mt. Townsend Trail #839    8/30/2018: Trail in good condition, still wildflowers to be seen.
Mt. Walker Trail #894    9/2/2018: Trail in good condition.
Mt. Walker Viewpoint Closed to Visitor Mt. Walker road is closed for the season. The road is open to foot traffic.
Mt. Zion Trail #836    9/2/2018: Trail in good condition.
Murhut Falls Trail #828   
Ned Hill Trail #837   
Notch Pass Trail #831   
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    10/10/2018: Hamma Hamma Road is open. -Challenging trail. Use caution.
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 Open to Visitor Open. Will close for the season on Nov. 30.
Seal Rock Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season. 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    6/15/2018: Caution: The river has washed away parts of bank & trail along Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail between 120 Rd access (Trail # 873.3) & Homestead access (Trail #873.4) & water on the trail in a couple of spots. Crews will work to correct this problem in the coming weeks.
Skokomish Upper South Fork Trail #873   
Slab Camp Trail #838    5/2/2018: Visitor report that the trail is in OK shape and easily passable for the average hiker to Slide Camp. One small rotten log across the trail close to the trailhead. The approximately 10 other logs and rocks across the trail started about 1/4 mile after crossing the Greywolf River and stopped about 1/2 mile before Slide Camp.
    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    9/2/2018: No recent report
    Snow Creek Trail #890    Trailhead may be difficult to find.
    Spider Lake Loop Trail #879   
    Spoon Creek Falls Trail #885   
    The Brothers Trail #821 Closed to Visitor 8/6/2018: No access due to Maple Fire Area Closure
    Tubal Cain Trail #840   
    Tull Canyon Trail #847   
    Tunnel Creek Trail #841    6/2/2018: Visitor reports trail is in good shape up to shelter. 3 very big blow downs between the 2 intersections with the stock trail above the shelter. Large rock in the road 3 miles before the trailhead. Can drive around it fairly easily.
    Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833   
    Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2    9/13/2018: ALERT - Volunteer work party event at Upper Dungeness TH & along the 2870-270 road on September 15-16. Watch for pedestrians working in the roadway and slow or delayed traffic.
    Upper Lena Lake Trail #811 Closed to Visitor Temporarily closed due to Maple Fire.
    West Fork Humptulips Trail #806   
    Willaby Campground/Day Use Area Closed to Visitor Willaby CG is open for the 2018 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    6/16/2018: Visitor reports from the 2270-100 to Maidenhair Falls the trail is in good shape.
    Wynoochee Pass Trail #874    This short trail enters Olympic National Park.

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