Duckabush River

Brinnon, Washington

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A 21.1-mile backpack (one-way) from Forest Road 2510 to Marmot Lake.
Hiking Olympic National Park


Hiking Olympic National Park

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

A 21.1-mile backpack (one-way) from Forest Road 2510 to Marmot Lake.

© 2015 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Brinnon
Distance: 42.2
Elevation Gain: 5,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Late May to mid-October
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park
Local Maps: USGS Mount Jupiter, The Brothers, Mount Steel; Custom Correct The Brothers– Mount Anderson
Driving Directions: Directions to Duckabush River

Recent Trail Reviews


We took this trail all the way from the Duckabush trailhead and back. I agree with Reginald that there are many fallen trees across the trail, but we found it a great challenge and enjoyed it. Loved the great forest hike up to Marmot/Lacrosse and back. We did 10-mile to the trailhead in one day on the way back and really hammered our toes though so take it easy. Marmot lake is easily one of the most gorgeous places I've ever camped at and I hope to do it again.


We took this trail out of the Olympic National Park after having come in on the Enchanted Valley through O'Neil Pass to Marmot Lake. The trail is overgrown with numerous fallen trees across it and appears to be little used. We had originally planned to go out at Staircase but could't because of the fire near Mt. Rose. There is little to see along the trail due to dense forest all along the trail from Marmot Lake. The best part of the hike is the river itself. There are some very beautiful rapids and deep pools with numerous fish in them. Ten mile camp was pretty nice with good access to the river for water and numerous campsites.

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Apr 2018