2014 Quinault Walking Festival - September 5-7


2014 Quinault Walking Festival - September[masked]

This three-day event includes four walks at and around Lake Quinault, WA. The walks range from easy to very difficult, and include a nature trail along the lake, the opportunity to see the historic Lake Quinault Lodge, visits to some of the largest trees on the planet, a beach walk, and a hike to the top of a local mountain. Each walk includes a shorter route and a longer route; if the shorter routes are chosen, it is possible to do all four walks during the three days of the event.

Sponsors and Dates: The Capitol Volkssport Club, in cooperation with the National Forest Service, invites walkers to join them at Lake Quinault Friday thru Sunday, September 5-7, 2014.

AVA Sanction#/Distances:

> Quinault Rainforest Nature Trails - 7K or 10K, rated 2B.

> Colonel Bob Climb - 13K or 23K, rated 4C through 5D.

> Kalaloch Beach and Nature Walk - 5K or 10K or 20K, rated 1C.

> Pony Bridge/Enchanted Valley Marathon - 10K or 42K, rated 2B.

Volkssprt Challenges:

> ESVA - Grays Harbor County, All Clubs, Federal Parks, American Restaurants

> OTSVA - Waterways, Lakes, Mountains, Museums, Coast Walks. 

> AVA - Honoring Our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs, National Register of Historic Places, Trekking With the Trees, Walking USA A-Z ("Q"), You'll Never Walk Alone; S.N.O.B. available.

Driving Directions from I-5 Northbound or Southbound: Take Exit 104 off I-5 (US 101). Continue westbound as US 101 becomes SR 8 and then US 12 as you pass Elma, and finally US 101 again at Aberdeen. Continue on from Aberdeen, following signs for US-101 North through Hoquiam and Humptulips approximately 40 miles, then make a slight right turn onto South Shore Road. The Quinault Ranger station is about 2.3 miles on the left, just past the Lake Quinault Lodge. Parking is behind the Ranger Station. Lake Quinault is about 90 miles from Olympia.

Driving Directions from Port Angeles: Follow US 101 west, then south through Forks. Continue southbound from Forks approximately 65 miles, then shortly after crossing the Quinault River make a sharp left turn onto South Shore Road. The Quinault Ranger Station is about 2.3 miles on the left, just past the Lake Quinault Lodge. Parking is behind the Ranger Station. Lake Quinault is about 120 miles from Port Angeles.

Registration Point for all events: Quinault Ranger Station, located at 353 South Shore Road in Quinault, WA.

Please note that three of the events have remote start points.

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  • Carol C.

    I see the trails and their descriptions at the lake quinalt weekend, but not the times of the walks, are their walks shceduled for certain times or no?

    September 5

    • Sharon M

      Start times are 8:00am-4:00 saturday and 8:00am-1:00pm on Sunday. Great weather down there!

      September 6

  • Carol C.

    Where can I find a schedule of the hikes and the trails they will be going on for the lake quinault weekend?

    September 5

  • Ric C.

    Rumor has it that some East County Windwalkers; namely Regina Blake and Louise Dix, will be coming up from Gresham, Oregon to help partake of the festivites.

    1 · July 30

  • Bonnie T.

    Remember this fun weekend seven years ago? You asked, and we heard. This is your chance for a repeat experience. See you at Quinault!

    July 30

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