Ned Hill

Sequim, Washington

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This is a short but steep trip to a historical fire lookout on the edge of the Buckhorn Wilderness, and the views are grown-in. So why go? Solitude, for one. And in early summer, an unbroken tunnel of showy rhododendrons splashes the hillside purple and pink. From its unimposing start, Ned Hill Trail No. 837 takes off on a steep climb through a jungle of rhododendrons, salal, and Oregon grape. This no-nonsense trail was built in the 1930s to service a makeshift fire lookout after much of the area went up in smoke a few years prior.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

This is a short but steep trip to a historical fire lookout on the edge of the Buckhorn Wilderness, and the views are grown-in. So why go? Solitude, for one. And in early summer, an unbroken tunnel of showy rhododendrons splashes the hillside purple and pink.

From its unimposing start, Ned Hill Trail No. 837 takes off on a steep climb through a jungle of rhododendrons, salal, and Oregon grape. This no-nonsense trail was built in the 1930s to service a makeshift fire lookout after much of the area went up in smoke a few years prior.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sequim
Distance: 2.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: May to November
Features: Wildflowers
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene
Local Maps: Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S, Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to Ned Hill

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