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Queets River
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Forks
Seclusion is the name of the game here in the Queets River Valley. You have to pay for it however, with a river ford shortly after the trailhead. You will only be able to achieve this in times of low water, late summer or fall. The trail follows the river for a little more than 15 miles and once you've crossed the river, the hike is easy. You can even be witness to the world's largest Douglas fir, located two miles in, just north on Kloochman Rock Trail. You will find a couple camps on the trail, and you shouldn't have any trouble getting a spot. The first camp is Spruce Bottom located 6 miles from the trailhead. You'll next reach Pelton Creek Shelter at 15 miles.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
River 30.8 mi 2 / 5 9 / 10 1200 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Horses

Accessibility
May-October

Permits
Parking is free. Overnight stays within the national park require backcountry camping permits, avail
 
Driving Directions:
From Forks, south on U.S. 101 to Queets River Road. Turn left and drive 14 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Park
Wilderness Info Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.565.3100
http://www.nps.gov/olym

Maps
Green Trails #165 Kloochman Rock
#165 Kloochman Rock
USGS Stequaleho Creek
Stequaleho Creek
USGS Kloochman Rock
Kloochman Rock
USGS Bob Creek
Bob Creek
Custom Correct Queets Valley
Queets Valley
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