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Wynoochee Pass
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Quinault
Wynoochee Pass Trail starts off along an old logging road within the national forest and quickly enters the national park. The trail makes a few switchbacks up to the small meadow at Wynoochee Pass. From here you can follow a lightly used footpath down to Sundown Lake and Sundown Pass. This trail is more than likely located far from you, but you will be rewarded with solitude.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
View 7.2 mi 2 / 5 5 / 10 1000 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
May-November

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Driving Directions:
From Aberdeen, drive west 9 miles to Wynoochee River Road Gust before Montesano. Turn left and drive 33 miles to Forest Service Road 2270. Go straight on Forest Service Road 2270 and drive 12 miles to Forest Service Road 2270-400. Turn right and drive 2 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

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