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Constance Pass

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal
47.7416, -123.0495 Map & Directions
Length
7.3 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
4939 feet
Highest Point
6501 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Lakes
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes

The Constance Pass Trail climbs from the Dosewallips River, over the pass and on to the border between Olympic National Park and the Buckhorn Wilderness in Olympic National Forest Continue reading

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Hiking Constance Pass

The Constance Pass Trail climbs from the Dosewallips River, over the pass and on to the border between Olympic National Park and the Buckhorn Wilderness in Olympic National Forest where it continues on with a new name, the Home Lake Trail.

The pass can be reached from the south via the Dosewallips river valley (the most direct route) and from the north via either the Upper Dungeness or Big Quilcene valleys. Because of its central location the pass is a popular connection on backpacking trips in the area.

Official backcountry campgrounds are located at Sunnybrook Meadows (west of the pass) and Home Lake (northeast of the pass). You must obtain a wilderness camping permit from the National Park to stay overnight at either of these locations.

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Constance Pass

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.7416, -123.0495 Open in Google Maps

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Getting There

The most direct approach to this trail is via the Dosewallips River Road. From Quilcene, drive south on Highway 101 for 11 miles to Brinnon, turning right at milepost 306 onto Dosewallips Road.Proceed 8.5 miles to the new vehicle road end due to an impassable washout. Parking is on the roadside and can be backed up considerably. No toilets available.

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Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal

Olympic National Park

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