Slab Camp Creek, Gray Wolf River & Ned Hill

Hike or backpack to Ned Hill, Camp Tony and/or Three Forks Camp, exploring the hills and valleys along Slab Creek and the Gary Wolf River in the Olympics' Buckhorn Wilderness. In summer enjoy rhododendron-lined trails.

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).

From drive or walk Forest Road 2878 for 0.4 mile to the Ned Hill Trailhead (2,575 ft).

On the trail

Ned Hill

Hike the short, steep Ned Hill Trail to a historic fire lookout. In summer enjoy the blossoming rhododendrons that line the trail. It's 2.2 miles round trip with 900 feet of elevation gain to a high point of 3,469 ft.

Camp Tony

Hike the "upside down" Slab Creek Trail 2.8 mile and 1,075 feet down to Camp Tony and the to the Gray Wolf River (1,600 ft). It's 5.6 miles round trip with 1,075 feet of elevation gain to a high point of 2,550 ft. The high point is the trailhead at 2,550 ft.

Ned Hill & Camp Tony

Done together, Ned Hill and Camp Tony are 7.8 miles round trip with 1,950 feet of elevation gain.

Three Forks Camp

From Camp Tony, turn right turn onto the Gray Wolf River Trail and hike another 5.4 miles to Three Forks Camp.  The route passes Slide Camp and Gray Wolf Camp.  It enters the Olympic National Park 6 miles from Slab Camp Trailhead.  Three Forks Camp is at the junction of the Gray Wolf and Three Forks trails. There are several sections of elevation gain and loss of elevation between Camp Tony and Three Forks Camp making for a cumulative round trip of 16.4 miles and elevation gain of 2,300 feet. The high point is the trailhead at 2,550 ft.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 7.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,950 ft
  • 2,550 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Forest
    Buckhorn Wilderness, Hood Canal Ranger District (ONF)
  • Parking Permit Required: Northwest Forest Pass
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips
  • Custom Correct Buckhorn Wilderness
  • Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136
Trip Reports

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  • Slab Camp Creek to Camp Tony
  • Slab Camp Creek to Ned Hill
  • Slab Camp Creek to Camp Tony & Ned Hill
  • Slab Camp Creek & Upper Gray Wolf River
  • Slab Camp Creek to Three Forks Camp
  • Slab Camp Creek to Camp Tony & Three Forks Camp
  • Slab Camp Creek & Gray Wolf River

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