Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake — Take a “rhody trip” to an historic mine

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  Quick Facts: Location: Buckhorn Wilderness, Olympic National Forest Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 12.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene, Green Trails Map: Olympic Mountains East 168SX Notes: Wilderness regulations apply Access: From Discovery Bay (Jct SR 20 and US 101), drive no US 101 north and turn […]

Lower Gray Wolf River– A nice place to hang out with the pack

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Quick Facts: Location: Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 7.0 miles Elevation gain: 900 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene  Green Trails Map: Olympics East no. 168S Notes: wilderness rules apply Good to Know: dog-friendly; kid-friendly; easy backpacking options Access: From US 101 near the Sequim Bay State Park entrance, drive […]

Dirty Face Ridge– Make a clean break from Mount Townsend’s crowds

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Quick Facts: Location: Buckhorn Wilderness, Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 7.8 miles Elevation gain: 3,000 feet Green Trails Maps: Olympic Mountains East No. 168S Contact: Hood Canal District, Olympic National Forest Quilcene Access: Take US 101 to Louella Road located directly across from the entrance to Sequim Bay State Park. In […]