Queets River Valley

  • Queets Elk  - © Greg flickr user
  • Queets River  - © Greg flickr user
  • Queets Valley  - © peedyxc flickr user
  • Solleks River Old-Growth and Olympic National Park Boundary - ©  wild trees flickr user
  • Queets River Valley - moving west  - © treegirl3 flickr user

Key information: Queets River Valley

  • Queets River Valley is a western valley in the Olympic National Park with huge and ancient rainforest making for fascinating and inspiring walking. 
  • The Queets River Trail is a 25.5km hike into fantastically pristine landscape.
  • Not hard, except that a waist-deep fording of the big Queets River will be needed (beware getting stuck the wrong side by rising water levels!) Camping only.
  • This is remote mountain walking, on which you will have to be self-sufficient and the weather is often bad here. Come prepared.

    ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!

    For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Olympic NP walk page.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating78
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating78
  • Note: Neg: likely bad weather

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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Solleks River Old-Growth and Olympic National Park Boundary - ©  wild trees flickr user
Queets River  - © Greg flickr user

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Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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