Lower Big Quilcene Trail Horseback Riding

The 19th most popular equestrian trail in Washington.

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West of Quilcene, the Quilcene Trail (#833) is known as one of the best horse back rides 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 horseback riding 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 19th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Washington. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Lower Big Quilcene Trail including Mount Muller Trail, Dungeness Trail / Gold Creek Trail, Sadie Creek Trail, Foothills Trail, Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail and Duckabush Trail.

Lower Big Quilcene Trail Horseback Riding Map



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

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

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:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  7/20/2016

ID:  14942

Lower Big Quilcene Trail Horseback Riding Map


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