Hiking The Lower Big Quilcene Trail

The 35th most popular hiking trail in Washington.

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West of Quilcene, the Quilcene Trail (#833) is known as one of the best hikes around. The entire 6.2 miles of trail passes through typical northwest forest along the Big Quilcene River. Grade is 10-15%. The trail/road loop can be made by traveling up the trail from the FS2700-080 to the FS2750 to the FS27 and back to the FS2700-080. FS27 is paved and affords wonderful views of the Olympic Mountains. The total trail/road loop is about 18 miles in length.

To reach the trailhead from Quilcene, follow US101 south for one mile. At Penny Creek Road turn right. At FS27, turn and continue for 1.5 miles to the intersection with FS 2700-080 on the left. To reach the upper access of this trail follow FS 27 another 7 miles to FS7250. Follow FS2750 for 5 miles to the upper trailhead of Lower Big Quilcene Trail.

Overall, Lower Big Quilcene Trail is the 35th most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Lower Big Quilcene Trail including Mount Rose Trail, Duckabush Trail, Dry Creek Trail, Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail, Jupiter Ridge Trail and Mount Muller TrailDungeness Trail - Gold Creek Trail.

Lower Big Quilcene Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  ONF (360) 765-2200; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800.

Recommended Book:  "Backpacking Washington" from Craig Romano

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Bark Shanty CG, Camp Jolley CG, Ten Mile Shelter

Luxury Loding:  Log Cabin Resort (360)928-3325; Lake Crescent Lodge (360)928-3211; Sol Duc Hot Springs (360)327-3583

Breakfast Restaurant:  Haguewoods & First Street Haven Cafe, Port Angeles

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

GPS:  47.7862, -122.9793

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  8/18/2016

ID:  14943

Lower Big Quilcene Trail Hiking Map


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