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Snow Creek

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal
47.9220, -122.9827 Map & Directions
Length
4.8 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1944 feet
Highest Point
4274 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Rivers

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Northwest Forest Pass

One of three ways to reach the summit of Mount Zion. It's steep, but short, and you'll be rewarded with view of the Olympics at the top. Continue reading

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Hiking Snow Creek

Reach the summit of Mount Zion on a less-traveled trail. This is very steep, 2.4-mile hike through mature conifer forests and wildflowers, links up with the Deadfall Trail at about one mile, then evens out towards the summit of Mount Zion. You can turn around here or continue north on the Mount Zion Trail to traverse the north ridge and head back down the northwest side of the mountain for 1.8 miles to reach the Mount Zion/Sleepy Hollow Trailhead

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Snow Creek

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 47.9220, -122.9827 Open in Google Maps

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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 Quilcene, head north on Highway 101 for about 6 miles, and turn west onto the well-signed Snow Creek Road, just north of Leland Lake. Head west, ignoring the Lords Lake Loop sign at 3.1 miles and stay on the well maintained FR 3529.

At about 6.5 miles you will come to an unmarked intersection where you leave FR 3529 and turn left onto a one-lane dirt road (2851 but sometimes called 2814 on older maps). Stay on this road for 3.2 miles, looking for a yellow gated road on your left. When you spot that, you are about a quarter mile from where it joins 090. At the junction with 090, stay left on narrow 2851 for a few hundred feet to the signed trailhead (elevation 2230 feet).

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Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal

Snow Creek (#890)

Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District

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