Big Creek Trail
Ecosystem Type: Old growth forest, montane forest, subalpine meadows
Trail Tread Types: Maintained
General Elevation Trend: Moderate to steep
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at the South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station or the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps to prevent vegetation damage. Campsites are located at Three Lakes.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 5.9 miles
Elevation Change: 600 ft. to 3200 ft.
Best Season: Early July through October
Connecting Trails: Irely Lake Trail,Three Lakes Trail, Skyline Trail, Elip Creek Trail
Stock: Closed to stock
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. 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: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.