This trail is situated in the Olympic National Forest. The Dungeness River Valley, a deep cut groove between the Gray Wolf and Quilcene drainages, is smack in the armpit of the Olympic rain shadow. Moss and fern covered boulders litter the tumbling river, giant Cedars tower above, nurse logs send up the next generation and a few rhododendrons can be spotted. Come help out, doing some brushing and tread work, at this beautiful location.
The trail is situated in the Olympic National Forest. The use of the trail is limited to hikers, horses and dogs only. The Dungeness River Valley, a deep cut groove between the Gray Wolf and Quilcene drainages, is in the middle of the Olympic rain shadow. It receives dramatically less rain than most of the Olympic Peninsula. The route follows the river, for the first 3.2 miles to Camp Handy and draws many hikers trying to 'escape' the rain. The trail eventually ends at Marmot Pass, with junctions to Home Lake, Royal Creek, Tubal Cain and big Quilcene Trails.
GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head