Gibbs Lake Trail

Eaglemount, Washington

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Hike around a tranquil little lake nestled in the hills just south of bustling Port Townsend. Amble through peaceful groves of fir and cedar. Savor the sweet smell of blossoming rhododendrons in the spring. Watch nervous ducks swim across placid waters while songbirds nesting in shoreline reeds hum sweet melodies. Gibbs Lake is a sanctuary for man and beast. But it almost didn’t turn out this way. Thanks to negotiations by the Jefferson Land Trust, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources ceased logging here and converted the 669-acre haven into a county park.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike around a tranquil little lake nestled in the hills just south of bustling Port Townsend. Amble through peaceful groves of fir and cedar. Savor the sweet smell of blossoming rhododendrons in the spring.

Watch nervous ducks swim across placid waters while songbirds nesting in shoreline reeds hum sweet melodies. Gibbs Lake is a sanctuary for man and beast. But it almost didn’t turn out this way. Thanks to negotiations by the Jefferson Land Trust, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources ceased logging here and converted the 669-acre haven into a county park.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Eaglemount
Length: 2.5
Elevation Gain: 160 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 365 feet
Top Elevation: 480 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Jefferson County Parks
Local Maps: USGS Center
Topo Map: Gibbs Lake Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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