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Kestner Homestead - Maple Glade

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast
47.5052, -123.8213 Map & Directions
Length
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
30 feet
Highest Point
260 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
  • Dogs not allowed

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This short interpretive takes you through a homestead from the 1800s. Relics from the past along the way include an old barn, the home that the Kestner and Higley families occupied, and various outbuildings and equipment they used. Continue reading

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Hiking Kestner Homestead - Maple Glade

This short interpretive takes you through a homestead from the 1800s. Relics from the past along the way include an old barn, the home that the Kestner and Higley families occupied, and various outbuildings and equipment they used. 

Starting from the Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station, hike counter-clockwise. You'll parallel Kestner Creek for the first part of your hike, then at a bend in the loop, turn northwest and emerge in the open field where the homestead sits. Amble through here and then turn back southwest, keeping an eye out for elk and enjoying the rich life in this rainforest. 

Towards the end of the hike, the trail turns back east, and you're met with a junction. Here you can continue straight, or turn left. Turning left leads to the very short, wheelchair-friendly Maple Glade Nature Loop trail, a lovely add-on. Take this short detour before returning to the main trail at another junction. Turn left, and continue back to the ranger station to finish the loop. 

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Kestner Homestead - Maple Glade

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5052, -123.8213 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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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

Drive north on Highway 101 from Hoquiam for 41 miles. Here, you're in Amanda Park. Turn onto North Shore Road (a right) and drive for 5.7 miles to the Olympic National Park ranger station. The trail departs from a trailhead near the ranger station. 

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Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

Olympic National Park

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula vol. II (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Custom Correct Quinault–Colonel Bob

Buy the Green Trails Kloochman Rock No. 165 map

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