Petes Creek and Colonel Bob Peak

Quinault, Washington 98575

Petes Creek and Colonel Bob Peak

Petes Creek and Colonel Bob Peak Professional Review and Guide

"This shorter and easier route to Colonel Bob Peak via Petes Creek is still a tough climb. But the panorama from this prominent outpost on the Olympics’ southwest periphery is worth it, from the rugged Quinault Ridge to Lake Quinault and Mount Olympus to the Pacific.

The hike to this peak is just like the man it was named for: straightforward and to the point. Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll was a Civil War veteran, politician, orator, and free thinker known as the Great Agnostic. He never stepped foot on this peak, but some admiring climbers who did thought the peak should be named for him."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
8.2 miles
3,450 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Late June to November
Views, Wildflowers
Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger Station, Quinault
Local Contacts
Green Trails Grisdale No. 198, Custom Correct Quinault-Colonel Bob
Local Maps