Big Creek Loop


Day Hike - Big Creek Loop

Easy paced winter conditioning loop hike

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 850 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

We will be meeting at near the Airport Diner  (8830 State Highway 3 SW in Bremerton)  at 8:00 AM.  Travel time varies, but we should arrive at the trailhead by 9:30 AM.    There is a community bathroom and a visitor center with restroom facilities both located in Hoodsport.

During the winter, the gate may be closed to the campground, with parking on the shoulder.  If the gate is open, then parking will be next to the campground.  Please bring your parking pass (National Forest or National Park)  just in case. 

After the hike, if the timing is right, we will either stop at Hoodsport Coffee Company to warm-up; or on the way home, stop at the Airport Diner for a late lunch.   



There can be ice/light snow near the high point of the trail, so trekking poles are highly recommended.  Microspikes also recommended but not required (it's been a mild winter).     

Please bring appropriate layers, since this hike is located in a  "confluence" within  an area of several converging creeks, the temperature can be several degrees cooler than down the road.

This hike is a great winter conditioning hike, with just enough gain and roll to stretch out...


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
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