Duckabush River


Day Hike - Duckabush River

A 10.6 mile in-and-out day hike with 2,300 ft in elevation gain. The trail ascends the river up through old-growth forests and into The Brothers Wilderness. This hike is sponsored by the Tacoma Singles.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft

Meeting at Dupont Park and Ride at 7:00 a.m. or trailhead at 8:45. and beginning hike at 9:00 a.m.  Duckabush road has some rough patches and potholes but they are manageable at slow speed.

This is a great winter hike. There are a number of stream crossings that will require waterproof boots and hiking poles to cross.  We may encounter a log crossing or two. Water levels will depend on recent rainfall, so extra socks and a change of clothes for the ride home are recommended. We will also have an optional stop at Hoodsport Coffee Co. after the hike.


Duckabush River

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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

*Extra socks* and change of clothes 

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