Skyline Trail

Queets, Washington 98331

Skyline Trail

Skyline Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a 29.9-mile (one way) wilderness route from the Irely Lake trailhead to the North Fork Quinault Trail."

Skyline Trail Reviews

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Rainforests to glaciers and back-Wow!! The diverse trip begins with a 9 mile stretch along the torquise Hoh River, mainly treading through deep temperate rainforest. Wildlife abounds: deer, bear, elk, and slugs galore. Make sure your rain gear is in good order, because it is known to rain here. The trail than climbs gradually through several different ecosystems before it reaches the stunning vistas of Mount Olympus to be seen at Glacier Meadows. I recommend taking the Terminus Trail, which leads to the base of Blue Glacier, and some awesome scrambling opportunities. Conveniently spaced campsites, best done in 3 or 4 days. If you go up to Blue Glacier before July, make sure you have an ice ax and are prepared to use it. Enjoy!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
9,180 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Late July to mid-October
Olympic National Park, permit required for backcountry camping
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Christie; Custom Correct Quinault-Colonel Bob
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018