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Gray Wolf River
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Port Angeles
Gray Wolf River is located in the rain shadow of the Olympics, giving you a hiking option on the peninsula on a rainy day. You can access Gray Wolf via Three Forks Trail. From here you will pass through beautiful forests of hemlock, cedar, and Douglas fir. Falls Camp is located at l0.7 miles and makes a great spot to camp. Cedar Lake lies just 3 miles from here. Gray Wolf Trail crosses the river several times before it begins its ascent. The trail then steeply descends to Dosewallips River Trail.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
River 30.2 mi 4 / 5 8.2 / 10 6000 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
May-October

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Hike Featured In...
Day Hiking Olympic PeninsulaDay Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Sequim, 3 miles east on U.S. 101 to Palo Alto Road. Turn right and drive 7.5 miles to Forest Service Road 2880. Turn right and go 1 mile to Forest Service Road 2870. Turn right and drive 0.5 miles to the trailhead.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District - Quilcene Office
295142 Highway 101 S.
P.O. Box 280
Quilcene, Wa 98376
Tel: 360.765.2200
TTY: 360.765.2200
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #135 Mount Angeles
#135 Mount Angeles
Green Trails #136 Tyler Peak
#136 Tyler Peak
USGS Tyler Peak
Tyler Peak
USGS Maiden Peak
Maiden Peak
USGS Wellesley Peak
Wellesley Peak
Custom Correct Gray Wolf-Dosewallips
Gray Wolf-Dosewallips
Permits
Northwest Forest Pass
Northwest Forest Pass
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