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Peabody Creek Trail

Olympic Peninsula


Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast
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5.6 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 1100 ft.


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WTA worked here: 2016

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Found on the outskirts of Port Angeles, the Peabody Creek Trail starts out from the Olympic National Park Visitors Center and follows Peabody Creek through a quiet wooded ravine for 2.8 miles. It’s an excellent short hike for visitors, locals, and trail runners alike.

Start your hike from the picnic tables near the visitor center at the Peabody Creek Trail sign. Follow the half mile Peabody Creek Loop Trail until it connects up with the Peabody Creek Trail. Follow the out-and-back trail south along the creek through the canopied forest of big leaf maples, red alders, fir, and cedar trees, enjoying the quiet sounds of the creek.

WTA crews worked here in 2010 to help keep what can be a muddy trail dry. Their work focused on cleaning off and spreading gravel on the trail, building steps on the steeper sections of the trail, and resurrecting a 25’-foot-long footbridge that had fallen into the creek and reinstalling it for hikers’ use.

Extend Your Hike: Continue up the road about 18 miles to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center to explore short trails, wildlife, and panoramic views found here.


Peabody Creek Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.0993, -123.4260 Open map in new window


Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Port Angeles No. 103

Getting There

From Highway 101 near Port Angeles, take Race Street south. Continue for about a mile (Race Street will turn into Mount Angeles Road), then turn right into the Olympic National Park Visitor Center. Parking and restrooms are available at the visitor center.

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