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    Duckabush Trail 803

    Olympic National Forest, Washington
    Distance4.5mi
    Elevation Gain3,916ft
    Trailhead Elevation435ft
    Top1,780ft
    Elevation Min/Max435/1780ft
    Elevation Start/End435/435ft

    Duckabush Trail 803

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    Purdy, WA
    Pathfinder | 100 pts
    4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
    5/20/2010
    Very well maintained trail thru some pretty
    neat old growth forest areas (mostly after Big
    Hump). Big Hump is a fairly strenuous ascent, especially with gear for 4 days and
    trail maintenance tools. I'm not ashamed to
    admit it hurt me a bit last fall. Spring seems to be running late this year in the Olympics. Look at the elevation chart. The review claims that rhodies
    are seen in May. Saw precisely one, and
    other trails seem to be running a bit late this year.
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    Boston Harbor, WA
    Pathfinder | 130 pts
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    8/6/2008
    Amazing forest trail up to alpine views if you keep going to Marmot and Lacrosse lakes. From the trailhead to the top of big hump and back would be a great day hike. From the top of big hump you get a great view of St. Peter's Cathedral.
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    Portland, OR
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    7/4/2008
    Very nice trail - perfect for a busy holiday weekend. Great for a simple overnighter with beautiful Olympic Peninsula forest views, the roaring Duckabush River, and several dandy lookouts.

    I have never seen a trail so well-maintained! While Five-Mile Camp was full (as well as the next large camping sight), also know that a few steps beyond the second Five-Mile area, there is a nice 2-person camp site just below the trail. There doesn't seem to be much after that (except Ten-Mile Camp...).

    While I usually prefer mountain peaks to mossy forests, I thoroughly enjoyed this hike and recommend it to anyone looking for a short out-and-back.
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    Olympic View, WA
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    6/11/2006
    It was a beautiful, well maintained trail. AS you descend into the Duckabush River basin, the trail levels out nicely and provides a quiet stroll through the relatively young forest. All that can be heard is the chirping of birds and the sounds of rushing water.

    Heading up Big Hump should not be taken lightly for beginner hikers. My hiking buddy had a little bit of a rough time up the switchbacks, but the view about 2/3 up to the top was spectacular.

    This trail was worth the effort, and there is a nice camp at 5 mi. Would make a great stop on the way into the park, or a nice weekend stop before heading out and back to the hustle and bustle of civilization.
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    Purdy, WA
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    7/27/2004
    Take your time on this one and be rewarded. 18 or so switchbacks-(oooh, but it felt like more). Nice descent, very cool in the summer. You are rewarded with a beautiful pool in which to take a dip. Continue on and there will be a few primitive campsites just off of the trail by the river. Just upstream from there are a few pools that hold some nice rainbows (for those who carry the fly rod). keep going on up to the lakes and the sting of the switchback will subside.
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    Trail Information

    Olympic National Forest
    Nearby City
    The Brothers Wilderness Area
    Parks
    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Views, Wild Flowers
    Features
    Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails No. 168 The Brothers; USGS The Brothers
    Local Maps

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