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Living Legacy Interpretive Trail

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal
47.5954, -123.1229 Map & Directions
Length
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
125 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
  • Established campsites
  • Rivers

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Northwest Forest Pass

Visitors to the Hamma Hamma Campground will attest to the delightful Living Legacy Interpretive Trail. The 1.5 mile trail tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps through interpretive signs and photographs along the way. Continue reading

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Hiking Living Legacy Interpretive Trail

Visitors to the Hamma Hamma Campground will attest to the delightful Living Legacy Interpretive Trail. The 1.5 mile trail tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps through interpretive signs and photographs along the way.

It begins at the east bulletin board in the Hamma Hamma Campground and ends in the campground loop. The first quarter-mile is wide, barrier-free gravel tread along the river. At the end of this section is a bench providing a nice viewpoint across the water.

From the end of this section, the rest of the trail is a bit more rugged. The following 1.25 miles involves steeper grades and narrower tread, offering a more traditional trail experience. Along the way, the trail crosses the road twice, but there are signs where it picks up again in the woods.

Throughout the entire hike, you'll wind your way through cedar, Douglas-fir, maple, moss and rhododendron. In the right season, you might even see huckleberries.

Listen to the roar of Watson Creek, which parallels the trail for one side of the loop. The signs brings context to this area. During the Depression, the CCC built many of the trails and structures that are still found today in the Olympics. An example of their handiwork is the Forest Service cabin, which is available for rent.

Note: Please give the cabin property privacy as you pass by. Visitation requires reservations, to be made here

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

The first quarter-mile of this trail is maintained to be barrier-free and wheelchair-friendly.

Hike Description Written by
Anna Roth, WTA Staff

Living Legacy Interpretive Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5954, -123.1229 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

Travel US Highway 101 to Forest Road 25 (signed Hamma Hamma Recreation Area) 14 miles north of Hoodsport. Turn west on Forest Road 25 and drive 6.5 miles to tha Hamma Hamma campground. The trail begins in the campground by the sign just to the left as you enter.

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Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal

Living Legacy Interpretive (#802)

Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District

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Living Legacy Interpretive Trail

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