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Steam Donkey Trail
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Steam Donkey Trail
Steam Donkey Trail, located in Dosewallips State Park makes an excellent late winter or early spring hike. An elk herd lives in the area, so there is good chance you will see one. This 3.5 mile loop hike makes its way through forests and meadows, up ridges and crosses creeks.

A steam donkey is a piece of logging equipment used to pull downed logs through the forest. This area was once the site of a logging operations and is how it got its name.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
River 3.5 mi 1 / 5 7.3 / 10 400 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs

Accessibility
Year round

Permits
Discover Pass
 
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By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
Dosewallips State Park is on Highway 101 along Hood Canal and just north of the town of Brinnon at milepost 307. To reach the park, drive 40 miles north from Shelton or 20 miles south from Highway 104 and follow the signs.
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