Tunnel Creek

Quilcene, Washington 98376

Tunnel Creek

Tunnel Creek Professional Review and Guide

"This is a day hike or short backpack 7.8 miles round-trip to Harrison Lake, or 7.7 miles one-way to the Dosewallips Valley.

This trail climbs over a subalpine ridge in the southern lobe of the Buckhorn Wilderness. Tiny Harrison Lake sits atop the ridge, and there are fine views of the surrounding country. The hike is not difficult when approached from the north, but from the south it presents one of the longest sustained grades in the Olympics.

The trail begins by ascending the wooded ravine of Tunnel Creek. This forest rivulet splashes through mossy logjams as the path climbs in spurts beside it."

Tunnel Creek Reviews

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12/12/2011
Love this trail. The best access point is from the Quilcene side and not the Dosewallips. The view at 5050 pass is spectacular. You can almost reach out and touch Mt. Constance.
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7/21/2008
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7/4/2000
High Dose Bridge has been destroyed by heavy snowfall. Do Not attempt to cross.
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Trail Information

Quilcene
Nearby City
7.8
Distance
2,550 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Late June to mid-October
Season
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Townsend, Mount Jupiter; Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018