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Ranger Hole Trail - No. 824

Contact Info
1835 Black Lk Blvd SW
Olympia, WA 98512

Phone:
360-956-2402
Basics
Length:
0.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation:
319 feet
Season:
Spring to Winter

Description

This trail is annually maintained. There can be some muddyareas during the wet season, especially near theriver. HAZARD WARNING: River containsswift water, rapids and waterfalls. River is notfloatable. Use extreme caution in or near thewater.

There is a trailhead parking lotnear Interrorem Cabin, a picnic area and a vaulttoilet. There is no potable water at this site butthere is a hand-pump well at CollinsCampground 1.0 mile further up the gravel road.

This trail is a pleasant hike on atrail edged with sword fern and deer fern. Itgoes through an area of large second growthtimber, and then drops steeply to the loudlysounding river below. The trail follows the riverfor a short way to a bluff that overlooks a deep pool. Above the pool the water churns in whiterapids as it rushes through a narrow rockpassage, cascading down to the "Ranger Hole”so named because the rangers who lived atInterrorem Cabin fished there.

Fishing, excellent family dayhiking, bird watching, and wildlife viewing. Pleasepractice LEAVE NO TRACE techniques during yourtrip. Keep a close watch on children when near river.

Trail is closed to motorized vehiclesand stock.

Details

Length:
0.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation:
319
Season:
Spring to Winter

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Travel US Highway 101 to theDuckabush Recreation Area, FS Road #2510(22 miles north of Hoodsport). Turn west anddrive 4 miles to end of pavement. InterroremCabin and Ranger Hole trailhead are on the left.


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