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Upper Dungeness
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Upper Dungeness
The Upper Dungeness Trail (#833.2) makes its way along the Dungeness River for 3.2 miles to Camp Handy before climbing to an intersection with Home Lake and Marmot Pass trails. The grade is steep in places, some places as much as 20%. The trail also connects with the Royal Basin and Tubal Cain Trails.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
View 8.1 mi 3 / 5 7 / 10 4000 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs, Horses

Accessibility
June-October

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Hike Featured In...
Hiking Olympic National Park
By Erik Molvar
Driving Directions:
From Sequim, drive 3 miles east on U.S. 101 to Palo Alto Road. Turn right and drive 7.5 miles to Forest Service Road 28. Keep left and drive 1 mile to Forest Service Road 2860. Turn right and drive 11 miles to the Dungeness 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
Hiking Olympic National Park
Hiking Olympic National Park
Maps
Green Trails #136 Tyler Peak
#136 Tyler Peak
USGS Mount Deception
Mount Deception
USGS Tyler Peak
Tyler Peak
USGS Mount Zion
Mount Zion
Permits
Northwest Forest Pass
Northwest Forest Pass
Upper Dungeness - From AssistSM\'s hike report on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Upper Dungeness - From AssistSM\'s hike report on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Upper Dungeness - From AssistSM\'s hike report on Saturday, March 20, 2010.
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Mount Townsend seen from the trail
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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.

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