East Fork Quinault River Trail
Ecosystem Type: Rainforest, montane forest, sub alpine meadow
Trail Tread Types: well maintained
General Elevation Trend: flat to steep
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles or at the South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Easy to difficult
Distance: 18.2 miles
Elevation Change: 646 ft. to 4465 ft.
Best Season: May through October (areas above 3000 feet may not melt out until late June or July.)
Connecting Trails: West Fork Dosewallips, Anderson Moraine Primitive Trail
Stock: Open to stock - see regulations
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Camp on bare ground only. Vegetation is very fragile. Area is generally muddy and not suitable for camping.
Camping: No campsites
Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals!
Safety: If you plan on climbing Mount Anderson, learn mountaineering skills. When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.