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Backpack - Camp Handy/Up the Dungeness River

Camp Handy/Up the Dungeness River

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10:00 AM at trailhead parking lot
This is an easy 3 mile hike to a meadow and shelter, Camp Handy, on the Dungeness River above the town of Sequim. This trip is specifically designed for beginners who may be using their equipment for the first time. Although the trail is gentle, the weather may be wet, so please come prepared to keep dry in possible rain. Maps: Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136, Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness Contact: Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene, (360) 765-2200 Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required to park at the trailhead. Getting There: From the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge, drive State Route 104 to its end and veer north onto US 101. Proceed 16 miles and turn left onto Louella Road (just before reaching the Sequim Bay State Park entrance). In 1 mile turn left on Palo Alto Road, continuing for 6 miles. Bear right at a junction onto Forest Road 2880. The road descends and crosses the Dungeness River, coming to another junction in 1.7 miles, where you turn left on FR 2870. In 2.6 miles bear right at a junction to continue on FR 2870. Continue 6.5 miles to the large parking area just past the Dungeness River Bridge. If you have any questions, contact me, Len Anderson, at len@lenanderson.com, 360-681-4984 home, 360-775-0184 cell.
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