Enchanted Valley

Queets, Washington 98331

Enchanted Valley

Enchanted Valley Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An 18.1-mile one way backpack from the Graves Creek trailhead to Anderson Pass."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

100 Classic Hikes Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"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." Read more
Backpacking Washington: Overnight and Multi-Day Routes (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"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." Read more

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7/23/2006
the only reason I wouldn't rate it better is because of the heat, which is not typical. I like hiking along rivers and streams...EV has them. Water seemed a little low as well
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7/15/2006
This was my first 2-day backpacking trip and I can't talk this trail up enough. The images of the valley, glacier, clear blue river, enormous trees, the FOOT BRIDGE (yikes!). It's worth the hike. I kept thinking of lunges and squats the whole way to the valley - up hill. The way back was much quicker, even when sore. I suggest taking more than two days (13 miles a day with full packs is a lot for me) to do this hike. Ideally, I'll set up the tent in the valley and take a day or two to explore the glacier and surrounding areas. It's gorgeous.
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3/1/2003
Great snowshoe trip with an 'emergency shelter' to stay in at the end.
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Trail Information

Queets
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
36.2
Distance
4,328 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Christie, Mount Steel; Custom Correct Enchanted Valley - Skokomish
Local Maps

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Dec 2018