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Graves Creek
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Quinault
Graves Creek Trail takes you deep into the Quinault area and also manages to avoid the crowds of people found in the Enchanted Valley. Graves Creek Trail begins just after you cross Graves Creek on the North Fork Quinault Trail. After 3.2 miles you will need to cross Graves Creek so be careful as the water can be high. You will eventually reach Sundown Lake, complete with campsites.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
River 18 mi 3 / 5 8 / 10 4000 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
July-October

Permits
Northwest Forest Pass
 
Hike Featured In...
Day Hiking Olympic PeninsulaDay Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Forks, drive south on U.S. 101 to South Shore Road. Turn left and drive 18.5 miles to Graves Creek Ranger Station and 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

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #166 Mount Christie
#166 Mount Christie
USGS Mount Hoquiam
Mount Hoquiam
Custom Correct Enchanted Valley - Skokomish
Enchanted Valley - Skokomish
Custom Correct Quinault - Colonel Bob
Quinault - Colonel Bob
Permits
Northwest Forest Pass
Northwest Forest Pass
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