Lower Big Quilcene


Day Hike - Lower Big Quilcene

This is a lovely forested river hike in the Quilcene area. Nice hike to learn about now since you can hike it almost all winter. Come join me on of my favorite forest hikes!

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  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,600 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 to 2.5mph

Meeting place is the Lower Big Quilcene Trailhead  on google maps:   https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lower+Big+Quilcene+Trailhead/@47.7845073,-122.961516,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xdda314bc786003de!8m2!3d47.7845073!4d-122.961516

Meeting Time:  8:45am (Those taking the Kingston-Edmonds ferry from Seattle will need to take the 7:10am ferry.)

Please do not sign up if you have not completed a similar length hike recently going at 2 mph or more.  This is a low level rather long hike so I like to hike reasonably fast  to  get in some good exercise.   Don't worry, you can still enjoy this hike a lot at this pace.

Hike in general: Out and back hike from the Lower Big Quilcene trailhead to the beginning of the Marmot Pass trailhead.  There is a great lunch spot along the river right at the halfway point.

***COVID Phase 2 HIke***


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
  11. Mask and hand sanitizer.
  12. Other required equipment as listed in the hike email sent out 1-3 days prior to the hike.
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