Olympia, WA 98512
- 6.3 miles
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 230 feet
The Colonel Bob Trail gains over 4,200 feet in 7.2 miles to the summit of Colonel Bob. The Mulkey TrailShelter is reached in 4.0 miles. The junction with the Pete’s Creek Trail No. 858 is at 5.5 miles.The trail ends at the summit of Colonel Bob.
A small trailhead on the rightside of the South Shore Road. No toilet or wateravailable at trailhead.
Dense old-growth conifer forest with lush understory of rain forest vegetation.Panoramic view of Quinault Lake from summitof Colonel Bob
Excellent opportunity toview the Olympic temperate rain forest includingold-growth stands of Douglas-fir, Sitka spruce,western hemlock and western red cedar.Panoramic views of Olympic Mountains and Quinault Lake. Limited camping space atMulkey Shelter and Moonshine Flats. Treat alldrinking water. Pack out what you pack in.Practice LEAVE NO TRACE techniques duringyour trip.
Motorized vehicles and mountainbikes are prohibited. Stock are prohibitedbeyond Moonshine Flats. No open campfiresallowed above 3,500 feet inside Colonel BobWilderness. Obey all Wilderness regulations.
Map + Directions
Travel US Highway 101 to junctionwith South Shore Road, 40 miles north ofAberdeen or 66 miles south of Forks. Turn eastand drive 6.0 miles to Colonel Bob Trailhead onright side of South Shore Road.