Falls View Canyon

Quilcene, Washington

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From a popular campground off a busy highway, escape the commotion in a hidden little canyon along the Big Quilcene River. Enjoy the serenading rapids and in springtime a floral show of blossoming lilies, honeysuckle, and rhododendrons. And as the canyon name suggests, there’s a waterfall too. Plunging from the get-go, Trail No. 868 loses nearly 200 feet of elevation in 0.1 mile. Frothing white water comes into view as the trail leads to a ledge alongside the thundering Big Quilcene River. Here, deep within the chasm, the river’s roar amplifies, ricocheting off the guarding walls.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

From a popular campground off a busy highway, escape the commotion in a hidden little canyon along
the Big Quilcene River. Enjoy the serenading rapids and in springtime a floral show of blossoming lilies, honeysuckle, and rhododendrons. And as the canyon name suggests, there’s a waterfall too.

Plunging from the get-go, Trail No. 868 loses nearly 200 feet of elevation in 0.1 mile. Frothing white water comes into view as the trail leads to a ledge alongside the thundering Big Quilcene River. Here, deep within the chasm, the river’s roar amplifies, ricocheting off the guarding walls.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Quilcene
Distance: 1.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Camping
Features: Waterfalls, Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene
Local Maps: Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
Driving Directions: Directions to Falls View Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

7/3/2011
0

Nice little trail. Short, flat trail to the falls overlook. As the other reviewer said, the initial part down to the river is steep for a short period. The trail along the river is up-and-down insignificantly. Very quiet, though close to the road. I'd actually give it 3.5 stars, not 3.


9/6/2010
2

Great trail. A little steep getting down but well-maintained. Once you get down to the river, it's an easy walk by the river. Great swimming holes!



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Apr 2018