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Home Go Hiking Trip Reports Dosewallips State Park - Steam Donkey Trail, Dosewallips State Park - Maple Valley Loop, Ranger Hole - Interrorem Nature Trail, Murhut Falls

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Hiked May 7, 2020

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

Bugs were not too bad

Snow

Snow free

First hike in quite a while and a perfect day to be out! I was originally hoping to make this a combo with the Ranger Hole and Murhut Falls trails in Olympic National Forest since they are so close by but signage at the trailheads said they are still closed so chose to respect that and skip them for now. Tagging them as well in case anyone had plans to head there.

Got to the parking lot at Dosewallip State Park around 9:15, only one other car in the lot. Restrooms were freshly cleaned with plenty of soap and sanitizer. Opted for the 3.5 mile loop and didn't run into anyone at all the whole time on the trails. There were some people in the lots and campground roads but easy to keep 6' apart since the area is wide open. I put a mask on whenever I had to go near anyone else but noticed that no one else was wearing one so just be aware if you are planning to go out.

Planned to take the trail along the beach as well but there were a large number of cars in the lot when I walked up to it around 11:00 and also signage noting that there was a Tribal clam harvest occurring so I opted to skip it and not put anyone at risk since it seemed like it could be crowded.

Beautiful and peaceful day in the woods; no elk in the park but I did pass a large herd on my back home south on 101. 

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