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


2018-05-18 Dosewallips State Park Hike: This is hike 44 from the Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula guidebook 2nd edition by Craig Romano. The Dosewallips State Park Maple Valley, Steam Donkey and Rhody Cut-off trails are a combined 5.1 miles roundtrip with 614 feet of elevation change.  The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. There were 12 hikers.


2018-05-04 Port Ludlow Hike: This hike is not in the guidebook. This was a 4.5 mile hike to show off some of the 26 miles of trails in Port Ludlow. Most these trails were created by and all of the trails are maintained by volunteers. All of the trails shown are within one and a half miles of the village center. They include marina, water fall, deep wood and urban street views. There were 27 hikers plus one dog.


2018-04-21 Nodule Point Hike: This hike is not in the guidebook. Instead this was a low tide walk along the beach to Nodule Point on Marrowstone Island. Nodule Point is so named because of the bowling ball size nodules found approximately 2.2 miles south of the trailhead. The nodules are actually concretions which form as a result of different cementations within the sand or siltstone. It was a beautiful day to walk on the beach. There were 30 hikers plus two dogs.


2018-03-09 Waterfalls Hike: This is hikes 43 and 49 in the guidebook with the addition of a small hike to Rocky Brook Falls which 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 a shallow pool. There were 17 hikers.


2018-02-09 Fort Flagler Hike: This is hike 72 in the guidebook. The Fort Flagler State Park offers more than 5 miles of wide trails with moderate slops. Hikers can choose from multiple trails:  many of which include gun emplacements with interpretive signage.  The trails are well marked and there are maps available on the Washington State Parks website. The trails are easy to follow and well maintained. There were 17 hikers plus two dogs.


2018-01-26 North Kitsap Heritage Park Hike: This hike is not in the guidebook. Even though this is a small park it has many trail options. If you walked all the options available, it would be a 10.5 mile hike. Our group did about 5 miles. The trails are peaceful, quiet and very well maintained. There were 19 hikers plus 2 dogs.


2017-12-15 Anderson Lake Hike: This is hike 70 in the guidebook. The Anderson Lake State Park offers more than 8 miles of wide trails with moderate slops. Hikers can choose from multiple trails:  many of which include views of Anderson Lake.  The trails are well marked and there are maps available on the Washington State Parks website. The trails are easy to follow and well maintained. There were 10 hikers plus three dogs.


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.