Tunnel Creek

Quilcene, Washington 98376

Tunnel Creek

Tunnel Creek Professional Review and Guide

"Located within the 44,000-acre Buckhorn Wilderness, Tunnel Creek is one of the quietest trails in the Olympic rain shadow. Perhaps because it doesn’t lead to a major lake or peak, this trail escapes the attention of many goal-driven hikers.

For nearly 3 miles, delightful Trail No. 841 follows the South Fork Tunnel Creek through towering old-growth hemlocks and firs. This hike is perfect on a misty morning or a sweltering afternoon, as the ancient trees do a good job of regulating the temperature, keeping you either warm or cool. At 3.3 miles, come to the restored Tunnel Creek Shelter (elev. 3900 ft), a good destination for a shorter hike."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
9.4 miles
2,650 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
April to November
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene
Local Contacts
Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S, Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
Local Maps