Queets River Trail
Notice: The Queets Road is closed due to a major washout 7 miles from the trailhead. There is currently no estimate for an opening because the hillside is still moving. 3/7/06
Ecosystem Type: Temperate Rainforest
Trail Tread Types: Maintained to primitive
General Elevation Trend: Mostly flat
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 16.2 miles
Elevation Change: 360 ft. to 800 ft.
Best Season: July through September
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 river bars, bare ground or established sites only.
Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please learn how to properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals!
Safety: The Queets River must be forded at the trailhead. Use extreme caution. See River Crossing for more information.
Hikers must ford the Sam's River and then ford the Queets River to access the Queets Trail.