Big Creek Loop


Day Hike - Big Creek Loop

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

Martin Way Park n Ride at 7:00am

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 4/23/17 the trail is snow free and clear. Expect muddy, slippery conditions. As of 4/23/17 all bridges are intact but expect possible 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
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