Quilcene Ridge and Notch Pass

Quilcene, Washington 98376

Quilcene Ridge and Notch Pass

Quilcene Ridge and Notch Pass Professional Review and Guide

"Through a pass high on Quilcene Ridge, retrace an ancient Native American route. In the 1930s, Roosevelt’s Tree Army—the Civilian Conservation Corps—constructed a good trail over the centuries-old route. By the 1960s, however, the trail was abandoned.

Then in the 1990s, a Forest Service wilderness crew, the Quilcene Ranger Corps, and a Washington Trails Association work party restored and reopened it. The way is steep, and there aren’t many views, but a hike through Notch Pass is a quiet walk back in time."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
8.4 miles
2,800 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
April to November
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene
Local Contacts
Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
Local Maps

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Jul 2018