Colonel Bob Peak (Quinault Valley)

Hike to Colonel Bob Peak from the Quinault Valley via the Ziegler trail, 14.5 miles and 4,700 feet of elevation gain. Enjoy stunning old growth forest and views from the summit to the Olympics, Quinault Lake and the Pacific Ocean.

on the trail

Hike the Ziegler Creek Trail from the Colonel Bob trailhead just off Lake Quinault's South Shore Road. It's a buttkicker of a hike, but in fair weather the 360-degree summit views are fantastic -- seeing the Olympics, Quinault Lake and the Pacific Ocean from this height is a real treat! Look carefully for the summit register.

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 14.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,700 ft
  • 4,492 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Forest
    Colonel Bob Wilderness, Pacific Ranger District (ONF)
  • Parking Permit Required: Northwest Forest Pass
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Lake Quinault No. 197
  • Green Trails Grisdale No. 198
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