Duckabush Trail Horseback Riding

The 18th most popular equestrian trail in Washington.

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Northwest of Olympia, Hoodsport and Duckabush, the 6.7 mile Duckabush Trail (#803) is a challenging horseback ride 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 18th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Washington. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Duckabush Trail including Mount Muller Trail, Dungeness Trail / Gold Creek Trail, Sadie Creek Trail, Foothills Trail, Lower Big Quilcene Trail and Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail.

Duckabush Trail Horseback Riding Map



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

Recommended Book:  "Horsemans Guide To Washington" from John Wolcott

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  LeBar Horse Camp, Hoodsport

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  Hoodsport Inn; Willows Cafe, Hoodsport

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  47.6719, -123.0491

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/23/2016

ID:  14940

Duckabush Trail Horseback Riding Map


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