Barnes Creek Trail
Ecosystem Type: Old growth forest, montane forest
General Elevation Trend: flat to steep
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
Distance: 3.3 miles
Elevation Change: 600 feet to 2000 feet
Best Season: May through October
Connecting Trails: Happy Lake Ridge Trail, Aurora Ridge Trail, Aurora Divide Trail
Stock: Closed to stock
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect the Wilderness. Camp in pre-existing bare ground sites only.
Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Secure food, garbage and scented items from bears and other wildlife 24 hours a day. When bear obtain human food, they become habituated to camping areas and often become aggressive towards people. They may also damage packs or tents to get at food or other smelly items. Do not feed any wild animals! Bear canisters are recommended along this trail.
Safety: This trail receives little maintenance. Route may be difficult to follow.