Deer Ridge

Hike the ridge from Slab Camp up to Deer Park on the north side of the Olympics.

getting there

Drive US 101 2.5 miles west of Sequim and turn left onto Taylor Cutoff Road. Turn  right onto Lost Mountain Road in 2.6 miles and then left onto Forest Road 2870 in 2.6 miles. Drive 1 mile and take the right fork onto Forest Road 2875. Continue 3.5 miles to the Slab Camp Trailhead (2,550 ft).

on the trail

Trail No. 846 starts out in the Olympic National Forest on an old road bed.  At 1.5 miles the elevation gain begins in earnest.  Weather permitting, views to the south begin about 2.7 miles in.  At 3.3 miles (4,800 ft) enter Olympic National Park.  At 4.9 miles reach the Deer Park campground at 5,350 ft and the end of the trail.


  • The trail is dry in late summer so bring plenty of water.
  • Consider adding a trip up Blue Mountain. It's a steep ½ mile up the road from Deer Park. There are 360 degree views of the surrounding Olympics on a clear day!
  • Consider adding a trip from Deer Park to Maiden Peak. It's 9 miles round trip with 2,100 feet of elevation gain.
  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • 5,350 ft
  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

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  • Deer Park via Deer Ridge
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  • Deer Ridge to Deer Park
  • Deer Ridge & Blue Mountain
  • Deer Park to Maiden Peak

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