Lower Gray Wolf River

Sequim, Washington

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Hike along the tumbling, churning Gray Wolf River through groves of old-growth conifers and over cascading feeder creeks. This is a perfect winter leg stretcher or spring woodland flower hike, and there’s always an excellent chance of spotting a big critter along the way. Gray Wolf Trail No. 834 starts by following an old logging road. Descending, take in good views of Maynard Peak and the portal to Gray Wolf Canyon.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike along the tumbling, churning Gray Wolf River through groves of old-growth conifers and over cascading feeder creeks. This is a perfect winter leg stretcher or spring woodland flower hike, and there’s always an excellent chance of spotting a big critter along the way.

Gray Wolf Trail No. 834 starts by following an old logging road. Descending, take in good views of Maynard Peak and the portal to Gray Wolf Canyon.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Sequim
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Camping
Features: Views, 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, Custom Correct Buckhorn Wild-erness
Driving Directions: Directions to Lower Gray Wolf River

Recent Trail Reviews

10/13/2009
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The best part of this hike was conditional - I had the trail completely to myself. Of course, I went during the middle of the week, so that helps. The trail itself is very interesting, there have been some major changes to it over the course of the years. It follows an old logging road for a good distance and the elevation gains and losses keep it interesting. There are also some good views. Once you reach the river there are a few spots to camp. The trail is well kept.


7/15/2008
0

I'm more into alpine views myself so this wasn't quite my ideal trip. However, it's everything you'd come to expect in an area close to the only rainforest in the 48 states. Even though you're not technically in the Hoh Rain Forest, it feels like you are. The river runs through some really deep cuts in the mountain side and likewise, some very difficult places to pass. There's been a lot of storm damage and I'm not sure how much has been repaired since. We had to cross the river at a log and it was difficult to pick up the trail since the bridge was out. Only camp sites are by the river and so it's hard to get away from the sound if you need quiet to sleep.



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