North Fork Quinault River

North Fork Quinault River

The North Fork of the Quinault is one of the major river valley routes that winds deep into the heart of the Olympic wilderness until it joins with the Elwa River trail in the high alpine country. Massive Sitka Spruce, giant Western Hemlocks and corridors of mossy maples line the trail. NATIONAL PARK PERMIT REQUIRED

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12

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