Duckabush River Trail

Quilcene, Washington 98376

Duckabush River Trail

Duckabush River Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Two previous users of Duckabush valley have left us evidence of their passing. Ask children to look for glacially deposited moss-covered boulders left by the Duckabush Glacier during the last Ice Age. Thousands of years later, an old logging railroad early in the twentieth century was used here to drag out huge cut-down trees.

Rusty logging cables and a few old rails lie beside the trail to tell their tale. Children can still find and touch them. The first 2½ miles of this trail are gentle enough for children, and are lush with forest ferns, moss, flowers, and berries. Rainfall here is 140 inches a year, so you can see why the understory is so much like that of the rainforest."

Duckabush River Trail Reviews

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Amazing forest trail up to alpine views if you keep going to Marmot and Lacrosse lakes. From the trailhead to the top of big hump and back would be a great day hike. From the top of big hump you get a great view of St. Peter's Cathedral.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
430 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike
Year round
270 feet
Trailhead Elevation
700 feet
Top Elevation
Green Trails No. 168 The Brothers; USGS The Brothers
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Jul 2018