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An 18.1-mile one way backpack from the Graves Creek trailhead to Anderson Pass.
Enchanted Valley Professional Review and Guide
"An 18.1-mile one way backpack from the Graves Creek trailhead to Anderson Pass."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides).
More Enchanted Valley Professional Reviews and Guides
"Hike this 26.2-mile round-trip backpack in the southwestern Olympics, one of the state’s classic hikes into a deep rain-forest-blanketed valley. The trail follows the Quinault River from lush rain forest to a classic peak-rimmed basin in Olympic National Park. Miles of wandering lie beyond.Near the head of the Quinault River lies a narrow valley covered with grassy meadows and shaded by alders and bigleaf maples.White ribbons of water tumble down cliffs that rise nearly a mile above the well-named Enchanted Valley—truly one of the gems of Washington’s backcountry. Come prepared with food canisters, or check on the availability of bear wires to hang your food, as bears are active along this trail."
--Ron Adkison & David Wortman, Hiking Washington (Falcon Guides).
"Follow the East Fork of the Quinault River through ancient cathedral rain forest to a deep,
open valley in the heart of the Olympics ﬂanked by sheer walls that sheen with waterfalls and
hanging ice. Watch for harlequin ducks riding river rapids and elk and bears foraging the forest
ﬂoor. This Olympics classic explores cascades, river ﬂats, maple glades, spruce groves, a thundering chasm, and a historic chalet."
--Craig Romano, 100 Classic Hikes Washington (The Mountaineers Books).
"Enchanting? Dearly! Follow the East Fork Quinault River through ancient and towering cathedral rain forest to a deep open valley in the heart of the Olympics, where waterfalls plunge down sheer walls and turn to hanging ice in winter. Watch for harlequin ducks riding river rapids and elk and bears foraging the forest fl oor. Explore cascades, river fl ats, maple glades, spruce groves, a thundering chasm, and a historical chalet. This trip is an Olympics classic—the Enchanted Valley’s low elevation allows exploring late and early season, adding to its popularity."
--Craig Romano, Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes (The Mountaineers Books).
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