Mildred Lakes — Brutal trail to a placid trio of backcountry lakes  

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Quick Facts: Location: Mount Skokomish Wilderness Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2925 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Green Trails Map: Olympic Mountains East 168S Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Hoodsport travel north on US 101 north for 13.7 miles turning left onto FR 25 […]

Mount Muller Loop– Stunning ridgeline hike above the Sol Duc Valley

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  Quick Facts: Location: Northwest Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest Roundtrip: 12.7 miles Elevation gain: 3350 feet Contact: Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District, Forks, Green Trails Map: Green Trails Lake Crescent No. 101 Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Good to Know: dog-friendly; wildflowers, exceptional views, Access: From Port Angeles, […]

Deer Ridge–Enjoy dear views of the Gray Wolf River Valley

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Quick Facts: Location: Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park Roundtrip: 10.0 miles Elevation gain: 2800 feet Contact: Hood Canal Ranger District, Olympic National Forest; and Olympic National Park  Green Trails Map: Olympics East no. 168S Notes: Dogs are prohibited on trail in the national park Good to Know: dog-friendly […]

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 […]