Jefferson County, Washington

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Jefferson County

  • Port Townsend, Washington

    Hike to Point Wilson

    5.0
    2.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    This trail offers amazing views of Mt. Baker, Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, and the Cascade Mountains. The Point Wilson trail is located in Fort Worden State Park on the Olympic Peninsula, along the Strait of Juan De Fuca. The trail is 2.5 miles round trip, and is accessible regardless ...
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  • 27662-27664 Olympic Highway, Washington

    Hike Falls View Canyon

    1.5 mi / 300 ft gain
    This hike is located immediately off of Highway 101 in the Falls View Campground. If the campground is closed you can park right outside of the gate (but don't block it) and hike in. Inside the gate you will see 3 paths in front of you, take a left and after about a quarter mile you will reach th...
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  • Quilcene, Washington

    Mount Townsend

    8.59 mi / 2949 ft gain
    There are four trailheads that guide you to the top of Mount Townsend, but the most popular choice is to begin at the Upper Trailhead Trail #839 (snow permitting).  The trail gradually climbs while traversing through forested area. While walking through the fir and hemlock trees, you pass three ...
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Hike to Mt. Walker North & South Viewpoints

    3.0
    4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Directions: From the Quilcene Ranger Station drive 4.6 miles south on US 101. Watch for the signs for Mount Walker View Point. Turn left onto Mount Walker Road. The trail head is about a quarter mile up the road with pull over parking on the left side of the road. In the winter and early spring, ...
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Hike Lower Big Quilcene River

    13 mi / 1800 ft gain
    While this hike does not provide any sort of fantastic views, its does provide an easy ~13 mile roundtrip hike from the trailhead to a parking lot for the Upper Big Quilcene Trail which leads to Marmot Pass. Along the way you will cross several bridges, some large and wide, other simple log bridg...
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  • Quilcene, Washington

    Buckhorn Mountain

    12.26 mi / 4429 ft gain
    The climb to Buckhorn Mountain above Marmot Pass is a must see for every PNW adventurer with the endurance to tackle nearly 14 miles and 4,400 feet of gain.  Listen to the rushing waters of the Big Quilcene River as the trail gently traverses up 5.5 miles to Marmot Pass.  Be sure to filter water ...
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  • Quilcene, Washington

    Backpack to Marmot and Constance Passes

    24 mi / 5200 ft gain
    The secret to this trip: Marmot Pass and Boulder Shelter, where you can camp on National Forest Service land. Multiple excellent, large backpacking sites sit just on the edge of the National Park, giving you great access to Mt. Constance and Mt. Deception, two of the tallest peaks in the Olympics...
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  • Coupeville, Washington

    Hike Ebey's Landing

    4.5
    Just walk straight past the restroom to find the start of the trail route. The Bluff trail heads up a set of stairs to the top of the hillside on the right. After climbing the stairs, you come right up on farmland (Ebey's Prairie), with a grassy two-track trail leading up toward the top of the bl...
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  • Sequim, Washington

    Hike to Royal Basin

    4.7
    15.76 mi / 3409 ft gain
    If you're looking for a long day hike or multi-night backpacking trip in the Olympics, add Royal Lake and Royal Basin to your adventure list!   The first mile of trail along the Dungeness River gains a gentle 300 feet.  When you reach the bridge, do not cross it (the trail across the bridge goes...
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Rocky Brook Falls

    4.8
    0.25 mi / 141 ft gain
    To find the falls, head north up Hwy. 101 past Brinnon, Washington and hang a left at Dosewallips Rd. Keep an eye on the mile markers. Right after mile three and crossing a small bridge, there's a parking area on the left side enough for about 6 cars.  The hike to Rocky Brook Falls is a short on...
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  • Brinnon, Washington

    Camp at the Dose Forks

    15 mi / 1200 ft gain
    The Dose Forks Campground is an overlooked campsite deep within the Olympic National Park, making it a perfect weekend camping destination. A mild, 7.5 mile (one-way) trail delivers you to this enchanting area and is a must for those who love photographing forests. There are no reservation requir...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Camp at Deer Park Campground

    5.0
    Deer Park Campground is really a hidden gem. With an elevation of 5,400 feet, the campground has amazing views of Olympic National Park, making you feel like you are camping above the clouds.There are also several hiking trails in the area that lead to even more spectacular views. Deer Park is on...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Backpack 1000 Acre Meadows

    45.1 mi / 10750 ft gain
    There are many different ways to reach 1000 Acre Meadows, but this guide will get you there starting at the Deer Park trailhead (5,400').Day 1: 14 miles You will start out by descending 2,400' and 4.3 miles to reach the Graywolf Camp. This is where the loop meets up with itself later on. Our goal...
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  • Sequim, Washington

    Hike Dungeness Spit

    3.5
    11 mi / 130 ft gain
    Park at a the north side of the Dungeness Spit Recreation Area, in the Refuge parking lot. There is a kiosk at the Refuge where you can pay an entrance fee ($3) and check the Tide Table. Only attempt the hike at low tide or the sand spit becomes narrow and you have to climb over logs.Follow the R...
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  • Edmonds, Washington

    Hike to Meadowdale Beach

    5.0
    If you plan to hike to this beach on the weekend, arrive early because the parking lot fills up fast. From the trailhead, hike down through an old forest along a stream to reach Meadowdale Beach Park. Take in the sounds of birds, wildlife, and the stream adjacent to the trail. At one mile you wil...
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  • National Forest Development Road 2530, Washington

    Hike to Murhut Falls

    1.37 mi / 371 ft gain
    The trailhead to Murhut Falls is located about 7.5 miles off US-101 S but the last couple of miles are on NF-2530 which can be potholed and rutted. I made it up the road in my 2WD sedan but it took quite some time to dodge all of the potholes. This hike is nice and quick! It starts with a small ...
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