Big Creek Loop


Day Hike - Big Creek Loop

Registration starts April 11th, please do not contact the leader until then. Priority will be given to students of the Olympia Conditioning Hiking Series course until April 25th.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 850 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 1,850 ft
  • Pace: Easy


Pace: Easy

Required Equipment: In addition to 10 Essentials waterproof boots and trekking poles recommended

Parking Pass: Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful

Trail Conditions: As of 04/21/19 the trail is snow free and muddy. Expect muddy, slippery conditions. Expect moderate creek crossings.

Weather: Expect rain.

NOAA Weather

Map: Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S, USGS Mount Washington 8817761 and USGS Hoodsport 8817705

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Big Creek Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter

Recommended Equipment

  1. Waterproof boots
  2. Trekking poles
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