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


Miller Peninsula State Park Trail: This is hike 73 in the guidebook. The Miller Peninsula State Park Trail leading to Thompson Spit is 6.8 miles roundtrip with 722 feet of elevation change. The hike begins at a very nice trailhead that includes a pit toilet. Part of the hike is through thick stands of second growth forest. There is also a part of the trail that wonders through a fern lined canyon. The turnaround spot overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca with the San Juan Islands in the background. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. There were 27 hikers plus one dog.


2019-05-17 Slab Camp Creek Upper Gray Wolf River Hike: This is hike 66 in the guidebook. The Slab Camp Creek Upper Gray Wolf River Trail is a fairly easy 5.6 miles roundtrip with 1075 feet of elevation change. The trail leads to the Grey Wolf River Valley.  The turnaround spot is just on the other side of the Grey Wolf River. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. There were 11 hikers plus one dog.


2019-05-03 Ebey's Landing Hike: This trail is not in the guidebook. The Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve offers two ways to access the Bluff Trail. We selected the Prairie Overlook trailhead which is the longer of the two. The hike was 5.6 miles roundtrip with 260 feet of elevation change. The trail is well marked and there is a map displayed at the trailhead. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. There were 15 hikers plus one dog.


2019-04-19 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 and 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 woods and urban street views. There were 20 hikers plus 4 dogs.


2019-03-08 Fort Worden Hike: This trail is not in the guidebook . The Fort Worden State Park offers more than 12 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 13 hikers plus one dog.


2019-02-22 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 and Steam Donkey trails are a combined 3.6 miles roundtrip with 550 feet of elevation change.  The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. There were 13 hikers plus one dog.


2019-01-25 Fort Flagler Hike: This is hike 72 in the guidebook. The Fort Flagler State Park offers more than 7 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 31 hikers plus four dogs.


2019-01-11 Gibbs Lake Hike: This is hike 69 in the guidebook. The Gibbs Lake County Park offers more than 7 miles of good trails with moderate slops. Hikers can choose from multiple trails:  some of which include views of Gibbs Lake.  The trails are well marked and there are maps available at the trailhead. The trails are easy to follow and well maintained. There were 23 hikers plus three dogs.


2018-11-30 Larry Scott Trail Hike: This trail is not in the guidebook. The Larry Scott Trail is 16 miles roundtrip with very little elevation change. This is a wide very well maintained trail. There were 16 hikers plus one dog.


2018-11-02 Waterfalls Hike:  Instead of a single location, we hiked in four different places. First stop, private land along the Big Quilcene River. This hike included the only privately own bridge across the Big Quilcene River. This trail is not available to the public.

Our next stop was the Falls View Canyon hike trailhead. We did not hike the Falls View Canyon Trail. Instead we viewed Falls View Falls from the overlook next to the trailhead.

Next stop was Murhut Falls Trail, hike 43 in the guidebook. This hike 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.

Our last stop was Rocky Brook Falls. This fall is a very easy 400 yards round trip. Rocky Brook Falls drops 229 feet into a shallow pool.  There were 15 hikers.


2018-10-19 Spruce Railroad Hike: This is hike 100 in the guidebook. The Spruce Railroad Trail is a moderately easy 8.2 miles roundtrip with 300 feet of elevation change. We only did approximately 6.3 miles roundtrip with 230 feet of elevation change. The trail runs next to the North side of Lake Crescent. The lake is visible all along the way. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. There were 20 hikers and four dogs.


2018-10-05 Lower Gray Wolf Hike: This is hike 64 in the guidebook. The Lower Gray Wolf Trail is a moderately easy 7 miles roundtrip with 900 feet of elevation change. We only did approximately 6.8 miles roundtrip with 800 feet of elevation change. The trail runs along the Gray Wolf River in places. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. There were 14 hikers.