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Upper Gray Wolf River to Gray Wolf Pass

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal
47.9671, -123.1274 Map & Directions
Length
22.5 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
5,200 feet
Highest Point
6,200 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
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  • Dogs not allowed
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The Gray Wolf Trail extends between Forest Road 2870 and the Main Fork Dosewallips River in the northeast corner of the Olympics. Along the way it goes up and over Gray Wolf Pass. Continue reading

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Hiking Upper Gray Wolf River to Gray Wolf Pass

The Gray Wolf Trail extends between Forest Road 2870 and the Main Fork Dosewallips River in the northeast corner of the Olympics. Along the way it goes up and over Gray Wolf Pass.

From Forest Road 2870, the Lower Gray Wolf River Trail extends up for 3.7 miles before turning into the Upper Gray Wolf River Trail. Continuing on it passes from the Olympic National Forest to Olympic National Park before turning left up the steeper valley of the Upper Gray Wolf River for 5.3 miles. From here the trail takes another left turn and climbs to Gray Wolf Pass in 3.8 miles.

On the other side of the pass, the trail drops steeply over the course of 3.3 switchbacking miles to the valley of the Dosewallips River, where it connects to the trail that traces along the river there.

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Upper Gray Wolf River to Gray Wolf Pass

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9671, -123.1274 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Getting There

From Sequim, drive east on Highway 101 and turn onto Palo Alto Road. Drive for 8 miles, then turn right onto Forest Road 2880. After 1.6 miles stay to the right to stay on 2880 and continue onto NF-2927. Turn right onto NF-2870. After 0.4 miles of driving, and a bridge crossing of the Gray Wolf River, arrive at the trailhead, in a hairpin turn on your left. There is room for three cars here.

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Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal

Gray Wolf Pass (#93)

Olympic National Park

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Upper Gray Wolf River to Gray Wolf Pass

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