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Gibbs Lake

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal
47.9704, -122.8108 Map & Directions
Length
9.0 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
250 feet
Highest Point
450 feet
The forest around Gibbs Lake. Photo by Strider. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Wildlife
  • Lakes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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. Continue reading

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Hiking Gibbs Lake

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. 

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Gibbs Lake

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9704, -122.8108 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

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.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal

Jefferson County Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

USGS Center

https://www.countyrec.com/documents/gibbslaketrails_expanded.pdf

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