Dosewallips River/Abandoned National Park Road


Day Hike - Dosewallips River Road Trail

Dosewallips river road and a few miles of the trail. Spring in the Olympics is a riot of greens and the Dose falls will be roaring. Road section is rapidly turning into a very pleasant trail. Come for the flowers, the pillow basalt cliffs, the roaring falls.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: 2-2.25 mph

End of the Dosewallips road at 0800.

My goals for this trip are as follows:

1. Be safe.

2. Get a good workout.

3. Make to Dose Forks camp, possibly a mile further to the bridge over the river.

My expectations for trip participants:

1. Practice Leave No Trace principles

2. Be respectful of all participants.

3. Have the physical conditioning necessary for this trip. The road is an easy walk and the trail is also easy. This trip is more about miles than elevation gain, so be prepared for 13-14 miles RT. Pace will be on the faster side (2-2.25  mph) due to the road and trail conditions.


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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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