Lower Big Quilcene


Day Hike - Lower Big Quilcene

We are hiking the Lower Big Quilcene Trail until we cross the Quilcene on the far side of the Bark Shanty Camp, and then heading up to Notch Pass.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,500 ft
  • Pace: Moderate

Departing the North Viking Park and Ride at 7:30 a.m. Arrive trailhead about 8:30.

Dog friendly hike through second and old growth forest, crossing several streams and a couple rivers . . . and yes, they have bridges.


Lower Big Quilcene

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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