Colonel Bob Peak

Quinault, Washington

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Starting near sea level (trailhead elevation is a mere 230 feet), the Colonel Bob Trail climbs endlessly through deep old-growth forests, small forest clearings, and alpine meadows to provide stunning views of the Quinault Lake basin from the 4510-foot summit of Colonel Bob Peak.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Starting near sea level (trailhead elevation is a mere 230 feet), the Colonel Bob Trail climbs endlessly through deep old-growth forests, small forest clearings, and alpine meadows to provide stunning views of the Quinault Lake basin from the 4510-foot summit of Colonel Bob Peak.

© 2010 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Quinault
Distance: 14
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 9 hours (day hike or backpacking trip)
Season: May through November
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park
Local Maps: Green Trails Quinault Lake No. 197, Grisdale No. 198
Driving Directions: Directions to Colonel Bob Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

8/13/2011
0

Numerous logs across the trail make this a very tricky hike. It was a little like bouldering.


9/2/2007
0

Backpacked in and stayed at Moonshine Flats overnight. They mean it on this one when they say strenuous, it's all uphill for 7 miles to the peak, and was rough on our muscles and knees both directions. There are at least 20 trees down over the trail that you should be prepared to climb over and under. Beautiful forests though, a few great views, and enough water to purify as you go. Heard elk, saw grouse and lots of slugs. The view from the top of Colonel Bob Peak was well worth it- 360 degrees of Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Lake Quinalt, the ocean, and the Olympics.



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