Upper Dungeness Trail 8332

Olympic National Forest, Washington

Elevation Gain5,126ft
Trailhead Elevation2,504ft
Elevation Min/Max2504/5977ft
Elevation Start/End2504/2504ft

Upper Dungeness Trail 8332

Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2 is a hiking and horse trail in Jefferson County and Clallam County, Washington. It is within Buckhorn Wilderness Area and Olympic National Forest. It is 7.8 miles long and begins at 2,504 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 15.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,126 feet. The Dungeness River Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. The Camp Handy camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Lower Dungeness Trail, Royal Creek Trail #832, Tubal Cain Trail #840, Goat Lake Way Trail and Upper Big Quilcene Trail #833.

Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2 Professional Reviews and Guides

"A 9.7-mile (one-way) backpack from Forest Road 2860 through the Buckhorn Wilderness to Home Lake within the park."

Upper Dungeness Trail #833.2 Reviews

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Beautiful trail with few users. We only saw 4 other groups and no one was camped at Camp Handy with us but...the bridge was out at approx. mile 3 and was a little sketchy to get across but it is doable. The directions from trails.com area not exactly correct and can easily get you lost...like we were for about 2 hours. Look at the forest service for better directions. Basically trails.com tells you to avoid FS road 2870 and that is actually the one you want and you are on FS road 28 before the pavement ends so go right and stay on the pavement when you have the option to go left to follow 28 on the dirt (or you will end up 25 miles away from where you want to be). Follow the posted signs to the Upper Dungeness Trail and the forest service directions and you'll be there much faster and much less frustrated than following trails.com directions! Overall great trail and would have been perfect if not for the downed bridge and getting lost before we even got to the trail.

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Trail Information

Olympic National Forest
Nearby City
Buckhorn Wilderness Area
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Tyler Peak, Mount Deception; Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
Local Maps