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Main Fork Dosewallips River
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Quilcene
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
River 40 mi 2 / 5 9 / 10 0 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Horses

Accessibility
May-October

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Driving Directions:
From Quilcene, south 11.5 miles on U.S. 101 to Dosewallips River Road. Turn right and drive 10 miles to the washout at the end of the road. The trail is on the right side of the road and climbs above the washout before returning to the road, 3 miles from Lake Constance Trail.
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 #135 Mount Angeles
#135 Mount Angeles
Green Trails #136 Tyler Peak
#136 Tyler Peak
USGS The Brothers
The Brothers
USGS Mount Deception
Mount Deception
USGS Wellesley Peak
Wellesley Peak
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The West Fork Dosewallips River spends much of its time hidden in a deep narrow canyon, but can be heard for much of this hike. The terrain here is gentle and makes for a good early season warm up.

The trail begins at the Dosewallips Riv...Read More
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The trail to Lake Constance is one of the toughest hikes in the Olympics, climbing 3,300 feet in two miles. The trail heads straight up the ridge. Your arms will get as much of a workout as your legs as you grab This is a very difficult climb and sho...Read More
Lake ConstanceRare trillium growing on the pathway.Mist and fog shrowded the whole area so that views were pretty awful.Steep part of the trail of Lake Constance
Highlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarDim Star Duckabush River (6.6 mi away)
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'l...Read More
Big overlook
Highlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarDim Star Mount Townsend (7.3 mi away)
Mount Townsend Trail climbs steadily throughout its length. You'll reach Camp Windy after 2.5 miles, and shortly after the trail reaches a junction with Silver Lakes Trail. You'll find the summit to be long and flat and yielding amazing views...Read More
Mount Townsend seen from the trail
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Silver Lakes are located in a large basin in the rain shaddow of the Olympics. The trail begins by traveling along the Mount Townsend Trail for 2.9 miles. The trail then heads into the...Read More
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The trail casually strolls through forests and makes its way to plenty of rhododendrons for the first 2.7 miles of path. You'll encounter Tunnel Creek Shelter here giving you an opportunity to set up camp. From here, the trail makes an aggressive...Read More
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The hike to Murhut Falls is an amazing., short hike, that can be done with very little difficulty. End result is an amazing 130 foot waterfall! Along the trail you will find peek-a-boo views of Mt. Jupiter and Jupiter Ridge. Good place for camera sh...Read More
river water
Highlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarDim Star Upper Big Quilcene (8.7 mi away)
The Upper Big Quilcene Trail contains arguably some of the most scenic country in the area. Much of the landscape is dominated by virgin forests, sublime meadows and grand mountain views. Mount Mystery and Mount Deception are a few of the peaks you w...Read More
The beautiful valley below the trailWildflowers that line the trailA marmot perched on a rockTiger Lilies
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Lena Lakes is the most popular destination in the Olympics and probably won't deliver much solitude. There are several well-used campsites around the lake, so expect crowds on a summer weekend. Despite the numerous people and noise, Lena Lakes ar...Read More
Upper Lena Lake with Mount Bretherton in the background, July 9, 2011Upper Lena Lake
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