Cameron Pass

Sequim, Washington 98382

Cameron Pass

Cameron Pass Professional Review and Guide

"This is an extended 13.7-mile trip from Gray Wolf Camp to Dose Meadows.

This trail links the Gray Wolf and Dosewallips drainages, crossing Cameron and Lost Passes along the way. The grades to the passes are exceedingly steep when approached from the south, and travelers are advised to approach them from the much less strenuous northern side. This trail is well known for its late-lingering snowfields on the eastern approach to Cameron Pass, and an ice axe is often required.

The trail begins at Gray Wolf Camp and runs downhill to cross a footlog over the river. It then follows the riverbank upstream to the Three Forks shelter, where a cutoff trail descends from the Deer Park auto campground. The camp occupies a grassy clearing in the gloomy forest beside the confluence of Grand and Cameron Creeks (the Gray Wolf enters some distance downstream from this point)."

Cameron Pass Reviews

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One Highlight for the group that I guided on this extended backpacking trip (10 Days) Was the ascent of Mount Cameron. We set up a base camp at cameron basin and from there we were in good position to access the summit by following the ridge from the top of cameron pass. It was a 4 hour round trip covering a distance of about 4 miles with a half hour on the summit. I would highly recomend this trip as opposed to the peak to the northwest of the pass. Amazing views, fairly easy scrambling and an easy route to follow. Plus, the camping in cameron basin is great. Nice alpine experience. An easier finish to this trip would be to keep heading south to lost pass and down to Dose Meadows and out the Dosewallips, instead of returning the way you came in.
WOW - what a hike !! We went from Obstruction point near Hurricane ridge - by Grand Lake, over Grand Pass, through the Cameron basin over Cameron Pass and Lost Pass to Dosiwallops - and then out to the cars on the Dosiwallops. There was a little snow we crossed without a problem on Cameron Pass (no special equipment needed). High points were the animals (deer in camp), wistleing marmotts, no bear sitings - but many signs of bear - and the views from the passes. From Cameron pass we hiked the peak .3 miles east and saw Mts. Rainier and Baker. Be warned there is considerable up and down on this hike - have good boots !! Also - the flys were a nuscence - but the mosquetoes were not to bad. There was good water supplies also. Anyway - we did this with (9) scouts aged 12-15 - and they did great. We hiked 18 miles the (4) day from Dosiwallops Meadow to the washout in the road 5 miles before the Dosiwallops Ranger station !! A great hike - great views - great time. Make sure your boots fit well. WOW !!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
4,590 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Late July to mid-October
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Tyler Peak, Maiden Peak, Wellesley Peak; Custom Correct Gray Wolf–Dosewallips
Local Maps

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Jul 2018