Big Creek Loop


Day Hike - Big Creek Loop

Join us for an enjoyable romp through the snow on one of the most winter accessible loops in the Olympics.

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  • Easy+
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft

We will meet in Olympia at 8am on Saturday, January 14th, location to be announced by email after registration closes on January 10th.

We will be taking it easy on this hike, enjoying the winter beauty. Please note that we will be crossing a couple snow covered single log bridges with hand rail on one or both sides.  Micro spikes may help, but are not required.

We will plan to be back in Olympia by 4 pm, with a possible stop in Hoodsport for a post hike treat on the way back.

The parking lot is on federal lands, so if you plan on driving, please bring a northwest forest pass or America the Beautiful pass.


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
  11. Optional: Micro spikes or yak trax
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