Photos of the last 12 hikes with the Port Ludlow Hiking Club


2017-10-20 Waterfalls Hike:  This is hikes 43 and 49 in the guidebook with the addition of a small hike that is not in the guidebook.

 The Murhut Falls Trail, hike 43, is an easy 1.6 miles roundtrip with 300 feet of elevation change. The waterfall has two parts. The upper falls drops 100 feet and the lower falls adds another 30 feet.

The Falls View Canyon Trail, hike 49, is an easy 1.5 miles roundtrip with 400 feet of elevation change.  Near the trailhead there is a .1 mile side trip to a lookout where you can view a 100 foot waterfall that cascades into the Big Quilcene River.  

The Rocky Brook Trail, not in the guidebook, is a very easy 400 yards round trip. Rocky Brook Falls drops 229 feet into shallow pool.  There were 14 hikers.


2017-10-06 Dosewallips River Road Hike: This is hike 45 in the guidebook. The Dosewallips River Road Trail is a moderate to easy 11 miles roundtrip with 1,300 feet of elevation change. This hike begins where the original road to the Upper Dosewallips trailhead washed out several years ago. The hike is now on the road past the washout section. The road past the washout is wide and well maintained. There were 12 hikers.


2017-09-22 Grand Ridge Hike: This is hike 87 in the guidebook. The Grand Ridge Trail is a moderate 5 miles roundtrip with 700 feet of elevation change. The trail runs along Hurricane Ridge starting from the Obstruction Peak trailhead.  There are wonderful views of the Olympic Range all along the way. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. There were 11 hikers.


2017-08-25 Hansville Greenway Trails Hike: This hike is not in the guidebook. Instead we walked a small park that was created to provide greenways for wildlife so they can move around in inhabited area. At the halfway point we took a small detour over to the Hood Canal which provided wonderful views of the water and the mountains beyond. There were 27 hikers.


2017-06-16 Upper Dungeness River Hike: This is hike 59 in the guidebook. The Upper Dungeness River Trail is a fairly easy 7 miles roundtrip with 600 feet of elevation change. The trail runs along the Upper Dungeness River almost the entire way.  The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. There were 12 hikers.


2017-05-05 Port Ludlow Hike: This hike is not in the guidebook. Instead we walked parts of the Port Ludlow local trails including the newly created Osprey Trail. The total distance traveled is around 4 miles with 500 plus feet of elevation change. The star of this hike is the new Osprey Trail which runs along a small creek in a beautiful ravine.  There were 37 hikers plus 4 dogs.


2017-04-21 Clear Creek Hike: This hike is not in the guidebook. Instead we walked a newly restored section of Clear Creek in Silverdale. In the late 1800 and early 1900, this land was drained to create farmland. Unfortunately, this eliminated a large wildlife area and a once active salmon stream. The restoration is bringing the area back to life. There were 14 hikers.


2017-03-24 Bloedel Reserve Hike: This hike is not in the guidebook. Instead we did a walking tour of the Bloedel Reserve forest garden on Bainbridge Island. The walk includes a tour of the Bloedel home which is now the Visitors Center. It is an easy couple of mile walk with lots of time to enjoy the scenery. There were 15 hikers.


2017-03-10 Adventure Route Trail Hike: This hike is not in the guidebook. Instead we hiked a small section (6.2 miles roundtrip) of the Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route west of Port Angeles. The Adventure Route section was opened in 2008 and it spans 25 miles. When completed the total Olympic Discovery Trail will span from Port Townsend to La Push (126 miles one way). Currently, there is a little over 70 miles of the Olympic Discovery Trail completed. There were 13 hikers.


2017-02-24 Marymere Falls Lake Crescent Lodge Hike: This is hike 101 in the guidebook. This is an easy 1.8 miles roundtrip with 200 feet of elevation change. Marymere Falls plummets 90 feet into a narrow ravine. Falls Creek flows into Barnes Creek just below the falls. The hike also included a small interpretive trail near Lake Crescent Lodge. Total distance traveled 4.2 miles roundtrip. There were 20 hikers.


2016-12-02 Hansville Greenway Trails Hike: This hike is not in the guidebook. The Greenway is a wildlife sanctuary and nature preserve set aside to allow deer, bears, coyotes, river otters, and other wildlife to coexist with their human neighbors. The hike was 6 miles round trip with very little elevation change. There were 15 hikers plus Sophie the wonder dog.


2016-11-18 Dosewallips River Road Hike: This hike is 45 in the guidebook. The hike was 11 miles roundtrip with around 1,300 feet of elevation change. This hike begins where the original road to the Upper Dosewallips trailhead washed out several years ago. The hike is now on the road past the washout section. The road past the washout is wide and well maintained. There were 12 hikers.