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Kestner Homestead - Maple Glade

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast
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Length

1.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 260 ft.

Rating

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National Park Pass
 
 

This short interpretive takes you through a homestead from the 1800s. Relics from the past along the way include an old barn, the home that the Kestner and Higley families occupied, and various outbuildings and equipment they used. 

Starting from the Quinault Rain Forest Ranger Station, hike counter-clockwise. You'll parallel Kestner Creek for the first part of your hike, then at a bend in the loop, turn northwest and emerge in the open field where the homestead sits. Amble through here and then turn back southwest, keeping an eye out for elk and enjoying the rich life in this rainforest. 

Towards the end of the hike, the trail turns back east, and you're met with a junction. Here you can continue straight, or turn left. Turning left leads to the very short, wheelchair-friendly Maple Glade Nature Loop trail, a lovely add-on. Take this short detour before returning to the main trail at another junction. Turn left, and continue back to the ranger station to finish the loop. 

 

Kestner Homestead - Maple Glade

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5052, -123.8213 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

Olympic National Park

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula vol. II (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Custom Correct Quinault–Colonel Bob

Buy the Green Trails Kloochman Rock No. 165 map

Getting There

Drive north on Highway 101 from Hoquiam for 41 miles. Here, you're in Amanda Park. Turn onto North Shore Road (a right) and drive for 5.7 miles to the Olympic National Park ranger station. The trail departs from a trailhead near the ranger station. 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 

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Kestner Homestead - Maple Glade

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