Day Hike - Notch Pass


Day Hike - Notch Pass

An old CCC trail that takes us up and through Notch Pass and then down to the Quilcene River. We will go a .5 mile up the Quilcene, snow-permitting.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 2.0, no maximum

Hood Canal Ranger District Quilcene Station at 7:45 AM. You must meet here and we must get everybody into 2 vehicles. there is very little room at the trailhead. Demographic data will be sent out 2 days before the hike so that folks can self-organize carpooling to the ranger station. 

There is a bridge that makes me a little nervous (I'm a 3 out of 10 when it comes to exposure), it's at least 10 feet above a creek and not perfectly flat, but it does have a handrail. I might use foot traction if it is slippery.     


Notch Pass

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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