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Upper Dungeness River — Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018

Olympic Peninsula

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Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Intermittent snow - not hard to cross

The road to the Upper Dungeness trailhead was snow free, and suitable for all types of vehicles.

The trailhead is well marked, and had ample parking.  I was the only one there at 9:30am on a Saturday morning.  Passed just 2 people on my 6 mile RT hike, not bad for a Saturday.

This trail is very easy to navigate, with some very nice river crossings.  It was a total of 600 feet elevation, I had hiked to the trail junction mentioned right below Camp Handy.

I had put my micospikes on for some short sections after the first 2 miles of the trail, but mainly since I was walking on ice on an incline.  The trail is mostly snow free, and the small sections that have ice are not hard to navigate except on the short uphill/downhill sections.

This is a great nature walk through the woods, and offers many opportunities for photography.  This hike helped me enjoy the changing of the seasons!