Silver Creek Way Trail

Hike a trail in the Olympics that was never officially built, but is nevertheless fairly easy to follow. It's brushy in places and climbs steeply along Silver Creek to Silver Lakes with access to a scramble of Hawk Peak. It's 10 miles round trip with 1,700 feet of elevation gain.

getting there

From US 101 near Sequim Bay State Park, turn west onto Luella Road  and then left onto Palo Alto Road. In 6 miles, turn right onto Forest Road  2880 and then turn left onto Forest Road 2870 in 1.7 miles. In 9 miles, reach the large parking area just past the Dungeness River Bridge (2,500 ft), continue 3.7 miles to the Tubal Cain Mine trailhead (3,200 ft), and another 1.1 miles to the Silver Creek trailhead (3,700 ft).

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking, Scrambling
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • 5,400 ft
  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
  • USGS Mt Townsend

Upcoming Activities

There are no activities scheduled at this location.

Trip Reports

This is a list of titles that represent the variations of trips you can take at this route/place. This includes side trips, extensions and peak combinations. Not seeing a title that fits your trip? Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.

  • Silver Lakes
  • Hawk Peak

There are no resources for this route/place. Log in and send us updates, images, or resources.