Day Hike - Upper Dungeness River


Day Hike - Upper Dungeness River

An easy hike of 6.8 miles and 600 feet of elevation gain along a gentle grade in the woods that turns around at Camp Handy, a meadow with a shelter.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 6.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft

8:00am, Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene, 22097 Viking Way NW, Poulsob, WA

This is a great hike for beginners, or for those wanting a nice walk in the woods along a lovely river.  There is a very short, and slight up hill at the start of the trail but it quickly levels off for the duration.  Beautiful old growth trees and lots of moss.  We'll cross a couple of log bridges with handrails and end up at Camp Handy, at 3.4 miles in a meadow along the river, and then return.  

This is intended as an optional follow-up hike for attendees of the Introduction to Hiking Workshop on 5/27 at the Poulsbo Fire Station, but is not limited to those attending the class.


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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
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