Hiking The Duckabush Trail

The 13th most popular hiking trail in Washington.

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Northwest of Olympia, Hoodsport and Duckabush, the 14 mile Duckabush Trail (#803) is a challenging hike through old growth forest beyond Big Hump with numerous campsites along the river; fishing, horseback riding and wildlife observation. Trailhead facilities include: stock unloading area, toilet, trailhead register, and permit box for Olympic National Park overnight permits. Nearest potable water is at Collins Campground during camping season. The total elevation gain is from 270 feet to 1750.

To reach the trailhead, Travel Hwy 101 to Duckabush Recreation Area - FS Road #2510 (22 mi. north of Hoodsport). Follow this road for 6 mi. to FS Road #2510-060 and trailhead.

Overall, Duckabush Trail is the 13th most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Duckabush Trail including Mount Rose Trail, Dry Creek Trail, Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail, Jupiter Ridge Trail, Mount Muller Trail and Dungeness Trail - Gold Creek TrailLower Big Quilcene Trail.

Duckabush Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  ONF (360) 877-5254; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800.

Recommended Book:  "Backpacking Washington" from Craig Romano

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Collins CG

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  Hoodsport Inn; Willows Cafe, Hoodsport

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/olympic/

GPS:  47.6719, -123.0491

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/14/2016

ID:  11152

Duckabush Trail Hiking Map


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