Skyline Trail

Queets, Washington

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This is a 29.9-mile (one way) wilderness route from the Irely Lake trailhead to the North Fork Quinault Trail.
Hiking Olympic National Park

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Hiking Olympic National Park

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This is a 29.9-mile (one way) wilderness route from the Irely Lake trailhead to the North Fork Quinault Trail.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Queets
Distance: 29.9
Elevation Gain: 9,180 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Late July to mid-October
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park, permit required for backcountry camping
Local Maps: USGS Mount Christie; Custom Correct Quinault-Colonel Bob
Driving Directions: Directions to Skyline Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/9/2000
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Rainforests to glaciers and back-Wow!! The diverse trip begins with a 9 mile stretch along the torquise Hoh River, mainly treading through deep temperate rainforest. Wildlife abounds: deer, bear, elk, and slugs galore. Make sure your rain gear is in good order, because it is known to rain here. The trail than climbs gradually through several different ecosystems before it reaches the stunning vistas of Mount Olympus to be seen at Glacier Meadows. I recommend taking the Terminus Trail, which leads to the base of Blue Glacier, and some awesome scrambling opportunities. Conveniently spaced campsites, best done in 3 or 4 days. If you go up to Blue Glacier before July, make sure you have an ice ax and are prepared to use it. Enjoy!



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Apr 2018