Marmot Pass

Port Townsend, Washington 98368

Marmot Pass

Marmot Pass Professional Review and Guide

"This hike offers an argument against those who thought that all the deep, mossy-green rainforests were on the west side of the Olympic range. The trail follows the Big Quilcene River through a deep, ancient forest filled with towering firs and hemlocks, many bearded with drooping mosses and lichens.

Later, the trail climbs into drier, thinner forests and eventually reaches high into the alpine world of heather meadows and rocky peaks. Dogs will love the lower route because it dances over many small streams and frequently drops close to the main river, affording canines ample opportunities to slip into the cold waters for a refreshing dip."

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Trail Information

Port Townsend
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
11
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
8 hours (day hike or backpacking trip)
Duration
July through October
Season
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018