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Duckabush River
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Quilcene
The Duckabush is one of the longest river valley trails on the Olympic Peninsula. The trailhead is located six miles from Hood Canal and makes its way along the Duckabush River. The trail spends much of its length in old-growth forest where you'll have plenty of opportunities to see wildlife. You will find good spots to spend the night at 5 Mile and 10 Mile Camps and you will reach the steep walls of the Duckabush Basin after 20 miles. The trail makes a steep ascent to La Crosse Basin where you'll find a collection of high-country lakes, and O'Neil Pass. O'Neil Pass yields the best views out of anywhere in the Olympics. From beautiful mountains to valleys and rivers, the scenery will take your breath away.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
River 43.6 mi 3 / 5 9 / 10 3500 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Horses

Accessibility
Year-round

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here

Maps
Green Trails: #167 Mount Steel, #168 The Brothers
USGS: Mount Steel, The Brothers, Mount Jupiter
Custom Correct: The Brothers - Mt. Anderson, Enchanted Valley - Skokomish, Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
 
Hike Featured In...
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By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Quilcene, 16 miles south on U.S. 101 to the Duckabush River Road. Turn right and drive 5.5 miles to Forest Service Road 2510-060. Turn right and drive 0.1 miles to the trailhead.
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

Duckabush River - From akwalkabout's hike report on Saturday, June 06, 2009. Duckabush River - From akwalkabout's hike report on Saturday, June 06, 2009. Big overlook - From akwalkabout's hike report on Saturday, June 06, 2009. Duckabush River - From akwalkabout's hike report on Saturday, June 06, 2009.
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