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West Fork Humptulips River

Olympic Peninsula

The entire West Fork Humptulips trail is 17 miles long. As such, it offers access to several other trails in the area, long riverside rambles, and a multi-day beginner backpacking option. Continue reading

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia
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Length

17.0 miles, one-way

Elevation

Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 1000 ft.

Rating

2.14 out of 5

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  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
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Northwest Forest Pass

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The entire West Fork Humptulips trail is 17 miles long. As such, it offers access to several other trails in the area, long riverside rambles, and a multi-day beginner backpacking option.

This trail follows the river within a remote valley defined by the soaring pinnacles of peaks in the Colonel Bob Wilderness to the west and Stovepipe and Moonlight Dome peaks to the east. The trail fords the river multiple times and hikers should use extreme caution when crossing; there are no footbridges.

The lower half of the West Fork Humptulips trail is nearly 8 miles long. From the trailhead, it follows the river over a moderate grade to a junction with Lower Pete's Creek Trail. Your route meanders under dense, dark old-growth forest and open meadows that border the river in this section. 

The junction with Lower Pete's Creek Trail marks roughly the halfway point. From there, the trail heads roughly northeast to the Campbell Tree Grove, climbing from there through more densely-grown old-growth forest before crossing Forest Service road 2204 and arriving finally at Humpnoochee Pass

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West Fork Humptulips River

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4572, -123.7318 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Olympia

West Fork Humptulips River (#806)

Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Custom Correct Quinault-Colonel Bob; Contact: Olympic National Forest

Buy the Green Trails Grisdalei No. 198 map

Getting There

From Aberdeen, take Highway 101 North for 25 miles to Forest Service Road 22/Donkey Creek Road. Turn right on the Donkey Creek Road and drive 8 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 2204. Turn left onto FS 2204 and drive 17 miles to the Upper West Fork Humptulips Trailhead.

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Northwest Forest Pass
 

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