CHS 1 Hike - Gray Wolf Trail

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Gray Wolf Trail

This hike is led at a CHS 1 pace.

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  • Sun, Apr 26, 2015
  • Seattle Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Youth, 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

A great hike through groves of old-growth conifers, crossing over cascading creeks, and hugging the lush banks of the lower portion of the Gray Wolf River. The trail marches up a quiet canyon in the Buckhorn Wilderness.  From the small parking lot, start downhill on new trail, formerly a logging road. The new trail starts away from the river, but its slope-side route provides some nice views of Maynard Mountain and the portal to the Gray Wolf Canyon.  After 0.5 mile of gentle walking, enter mature forest. The Cat Creek Loop Trail takes off to the left.  At 2.5 miles, leave the river bottom to climb diagonally up a steep hillside. A few breaks in the trees provide views up to lofty Gray Wolf Ridge and down into the canyon. Dropping back to river level then at 3.5 miles, after some of the nicest riverside hiking on this side of the Olympics, the trail once again climbs a steep hillside.  Enjoy good views of the Gray Wolf crashing through a tight canyon gorge.

If you are with us at NatureBridge on Sunday, we plan to depart from the parking lot at 9 am. If you are not planning being at NatureBridge on Sunday and would like to join this  hike, email me for logistics regarding meeting up near Sequim (about 10 am). We plan to be on the trail about 11 am.  We may go all the way to the end of the trail if we are up to it, which would make this a little longer than 6 miles total.  Note that road to the trail head is unpaved in part.

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Gray Wolf Trail



  • USGS Tyler Peak

    Green Trails Tyler Peak No. 136

    Custom Correct Gray Wolf - Dosewallips

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
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