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Gibbs Lake

Olympic Peninsula


Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal
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9.0 miles of trails


Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 450 ft.


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Gibbs Lake sits tucked away in the Northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula. This county park comes complete with its namesake lake and an intersecting system of trails that are open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. 

For hikers, one appealing route is the loop around the lake. Starting from the parking area, head clockwise on the Walt Hoffman Trail (closed to horses), catching occasional glimpses of the lake from its western shore. 

At the north end of the lake, the trail first crosses a creek, then Gibbs Lake Road to pick up the loop on Jack’s Track Trail. On Jack’s Track, traverse the slopes above the lake’s eastern shore as you head south back to the parking area. Along the way you’ll pass several intersections with trails that head east into a sizable trail system. A Map of the trails at Gibbs Lake is helpful in navigating all the twists and turns. 


Gibbs Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.9704, -122.8108 Open map in new window


Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

Jefferson County Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

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Getting There

From Highway 104, take the Center Road exit and head north on Center Road for 1.6 miles. Then turn left onto Eaglemont Road for 0.2 mile, taking the first right onto West Valley Road for another 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Gibbs Lake Road and drive for about a mile to the parking area.

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