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Ira Spring Wetland

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast
47.8815, -124.2772 Map & Directions
Length
2.9 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
300 feet
Highest Point
400 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy/Moderate
Experience the beauty and wonder of the Bogachiel Rain Forest on the Ira Spring Wetland trail. Photo by BeccaW. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Wildlife
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

Discover the true beauty of the Bogachiel Rain Forest on the Ira Spring Wetland trail. This short trail will take you on a loop through a fern forest and around a large wetland. While leashed dogs are allowed in on the Ira Wetland trail, they are NOT allowed in the Olympic National Park, the boundary of which is 1.6 miles along the Bogachiel Trail. Continue reading

Rating
4.00 out of 5

Hiking Ira Spring Wetland

Discover the true beauty of the Bogachiel Rain Forest on the Ira Spring Wetland trail. This short trail will take you on a loop through a fern forest and around a large wetland. It makes and excellent short hike or a fun side trip from the Bogachiel River trail.

While leashed dogs are allowed in on the Ira Wetland trail, they are NOT allowed in the Olympic National Park, the boundary of which is 1.6 miles along the Bogachiel River trail.

WTA volunteer crews have been working on improving the drainage issues and doing general maintenance on this lovely route.

WTA worked here in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016!

Ira Spring Wetland

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.8815, -124.2772 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass

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 Forks take US Highway 101 south for 5 miles. Turn left onto Undi Road, directly opposite from Bogachiel State Park. Drive 2 miles until the ‘Dead End’ sign. Turn left onto the bypass road, following signs for the Bogachiel trailhead. The bypass is about 2 miles long.

Come upon Undi Road once again, and turn left. Continue on Undi Road for 2 more miles until its end at the Bogachiel Trailhead, about 11 miles from Forks.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

Ira Spring Trail (#825.1), Bogachiel River (#825)

Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula 2nd Ed. (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail System: https://bit.ly/2Wj4cjL

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