Upper Big Quilcene Trail

Total Miles
4.9

Elevation

800.11 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring

Trail Overview

5 miles of decently maintained tree-lined dirt and gravel trails wind their way up gradually with peekaboo territorial views of the surrounding mountains and valleys below. On a clear bluebird day, the 3 Brother mountain peaks are clearly visible. Sections of the trail are heavily potholed, so be aware and watch your speed. The beginning of the trail has several spots where downed trees have been cleared and moved to the side. If coming out to this area after a windstorm, be sure to pack the chainsaw, winch, and tow strap. Several of the rock face areas have also started to experience rock slides, as rocks ranging in size and scale litter the shoulder and trail in some areas. Once you make it to the trailhead, continue on just a bit more past the pit toilet and you'll come across a bridge that crosses the Big Quilcene River. Just past that is a nice dispersed camp spot. Northwest Forest Passes are required to camp and hike in this area.

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Upper Big Quilcene Trail
Upper Big Quilcene Trail
Upper Big Quilcene Trail

Difficulty

Potholes make for a bumpy ride. In the fall, winter, and spring months when the trail is wet, conditions can be extremely slippery.

Technical Rating

2

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