Copper Creek


Day Hike - Copper Creek

*** Trip initially open to Spring Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration to all Mountaineers 7 to 10 days prior to the hike date. *** We'll hike up the Copper Creek trail at the upper end of Lake Cushman and explore old mining sites. This trip coincides with the car camp weekend at Dosewallips State Park.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,200 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

Dosewallips State Park, 8:30 a.m.

This trip is initially open only to Olympic River Rambler students. This is a short but steep hike, with 2,400 ft. of elevation gain, following fast-flowing Copper Creek. The Washington Trails Association has been doing a lot of work on this trail. We'll explore the trail, waterfalls, and historic mine sites as we make the short climb to a ridge that offers views of the Olympics and Lake Cushman.


Copper Creek

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