Dosewallips River/Abandoned National Park Road


Backpack - Dosewallips River/Abandoned National Park Road

Backpack to the Dosewallips campground, set up camp for the weekend, day-hike on day two, and return on day three.

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  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

Probably in west Olympia, depending on where people live.

This is a fairly easy backpack (5.5 miles, around 1000') on the old road to the old car campground on the Dosewallips. We'll camp there both nights. On day two, we can day hike up any of three routes, offering plenty of options. We'll hike out on day three. The distance and elevation mentioned below are the minimum to the campground.


Dosewallips River/Abandoned National Park Road

  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136

    Green Trails The Brothers No. 168

    Green Trails Mt Steel No. 167

    Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

    Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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