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Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal
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7.6 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 2240 ft.
Highest Point: 4273 ft.


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Many hikers enjoy reaching the summit of Mount Zion, but find the hike too short for their taste. Deadfall offers a longer and steeper but pass free route to the same summit.

There are fewer of the huge rhododendron bushes along the way when approaching from this side, but you'll enjoy a much bigger workout. The ominously named Deadfall Trail rises at an average grade of 23% (read -- quite steep). Climbing 560 feet in 1.6 miles, it then meets the Snow Creek Trail.

Continuing uphill from this junction, hikers climb a further 1680 feet, achieving a total of 2240 feet in 1.8 miles to the top of Mount Zion.



Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.8926, -122.9848 Open map in new window


Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

Deadfall (#849)

Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Robert Woods

Olympic Mountains Trail Guide

Getting There

Turn on to Lords Lake Road from Highway 101, 1.5 miles north of Quilcene. Follow Lord Lakes Road to the lake and turn left onto Forest Service Road 28. Turn right onto FS Road 060. Trailhead near junction of FS 28 and FS 060. Be aware, FS Road 060 is poorly marked and can easily be missed.

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