Big Creek Loop


Day Hike - Big Creek Loop

Enjoy a hike on the Olympic peninsula through the forest along Big Creek. The trip will include a side trip with an extra climb to a lunch spot overlooking Lake Cushman. This hike is part of the Tacoma Dosewallips car camp - preference will be given to people camping.

  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,570 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph

Meet at 9:00 AM at the Big Creek Campground & Trailhead.  There is a restroom at the trailhead.  A Northwest Forest Pass or America the Beautiful pass is required to park.

From Olympia, follow US-101 north, turn west onto SR-119 at Hoodsport, drive 9 miles to junction with Forest Road 24, turn left, continue about 100 yards and Big Creek Campground & Trailhead will be on your right.

Directions and other trip details will be sent to those who sign up after registration closes on May 14th.


Big Creek Loop

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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