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Lower Pete's Creek

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast
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Length

2.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 1500 ft.

Rating

2.50 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

The Lower Pete's Creek trail starts on the same side of the road as the parking area and privy. The Pete’s Creek trail to Colonel Bob is on the opposite side of the road, just behind the “Pete’s Creek Trail” sign. They’re easy to tell apart because Lower Pete's Creek starts flat, and the Pete's Creek trail to Colonel Bob begins climbing right away.

Lower Pete's Creek Trail is only a mile long, basically linking up the Colonel Bob trail with the West Fork Humptulips River Trail.

It wanders through lovely woods with some staggering Douglas-fir and western hemlock for about a third of a mile, flat with a few rutted sections.

Then there is a sign with a bicycle pictured warning of steep grades. The trail drops 400 feet to the Humptulips River, and at one mile from the trailhead, there are signs directing hikers to the West Fork Shelter, found northeast (left) along the West Fork Humptulips River Trail 806 towards Campbell Tree Grove Campground, and the Middle and Upper W. Fork Humptulips Trails, or SW (right) towards the Gorge Bridge.

The trail in both directions travels along the river in yet more lovely woods.

 

Lower Pete's Creek

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4570, -123.7326 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

Lower Pete's Creek (#858.1)

Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District

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Getting There

From Aberdeen, travel north on US Highway 101 for approximately 25 miles to Forest Service Road 22/Donkey Creek Road. Turn right on Donkey Creek Road and travel 8 miles northeast to the Forest Service Road 2204 junction. Turn left and travel north 14 miles to the Pete’s Creek Trailhead.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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Lower Pete's Creek

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