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    Marmot Pass

    Quilcene, Washington

    Marmot Pass

    Marmot Pass Professional Guide

    Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

    "You may not hear the whistling of the Olympic Peninsula’s endemic marmots from this high notch, but the view into the rugged heart of Olympic National Park won’t let you down. Craggy basalt peaks—some of the hardest and sharpest in the Olympics—spread across the horizon on one side of the divide.

    In the other direction, the Pacific Ocean completes the panorama. While dogs are not allowed on most trails in Olympic National Park, this Upper Big Quilcene trail is in the Buckhorn Wilderness, just outside the park, where dogs are allowed."

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    Oregon City, OR
    Pathfinder | 100 pts
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    10/9/2009
    Spectacular hike. Trail was great, though more people on it than I prefer. The views were grand.
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    Aloha, OR
    Adventurer | 245 pts
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    9/26/2009
    Should have started even earlier to get views of the Sound. The clouds moved in too fast. But the views of the Olympic range were spectacular!
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    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    Craig Romano
    "If for some terrible reason you are only allowed one hike in the Olympics in your lifetime, this should be it. The trail to Marmot Pass captures the very essence of what makes the Olympics so special, and so darned pretty. Towering old growth, a tumbling pristine river, resplendent alpine meadows, and horizon-spanning views that include majestic snow-clad craggy spires are all part of this amazing hike. And it gets even better—being in the Olympic rain shadow, Marmot Pass is often kissed with sunbeams while nearby ridges swirl with clouds." Read more

    Trail Information

    Quilcene
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    Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
    Accessibility
    10.6
    Distance
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    6 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Views, Wild Flowers
    Features
    USDA Forest Service, Quilcene Ranger District; (360) 765-2200
    Local Contacts
    Green Trails Custom Correct: Buckhorn Wilderness
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