Colonel Bob Peak (Pete's Creek)

Hike to Colonel Bob Peak from the Pete's Creek Trail, 8.2 miles and 3,500 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 to Colonel Bob Peak from the Pete's Creek trailhead. 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: 8.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 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
  • Custom Correct Quinault-Colonel Bob

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Colonel Bob Peak (Pete's Creek)

Day Hiking Trip
A short but steep approach to this hikeable peak with views for days -- as
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sat, Jul 10, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens Jun 28
Olympia Branch
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