Round trip: 10 miles
Elevation gain: about 1300 ft
Difficulty level: 3 (of 5)
Hiking time: about 5 hours
A very nice hike along the Dosewallips river with a gradual elevation gain of just 1300 ft. over about 3 1/2 miles. There are just two short steep hills, one at the beginning and one near the turn around point of this hike. Experiencing the falls and rapids of this river are well worth any effort needed to get there. With snow melt now beginning, it should be quite a show.
Our maximum elevation will be about 1700 feet, so no snow on the trail. And the weather report couldn't be better for a great spring hike !
No passes are required. Also, we will crossing the national park boundary so no dogs are allowed. sorry.
This hike is about a 1 1/4 hour drive from Olympia.
Driving directions: From Olympia follow highway 101 N. for about 61 miles to Dosewallips Rd. AKA forest rd. 2610, one mile north of Dosewallips State Park. Turn left (west) and follow 5 miles to end of road. The last town you pass through when nearing the state park will be Brinnon.