By Bret Wirta
May 05, 2009
Distance: 6.2 miles One-Way. Elevation Change: 940 Feet.
I hiked the Slab Creek Trail from the trailhead to the bridge on Gray Wolf River. This trail is in the Buckhorn Wilderness section of the Olympic National Forest. The Slab Camp Trail joins the Gray Wolf River Trail upstream of the washed-out bridge site, so it affords access to the upper Gray Wolf River and the interior of the Olympic National Park.
It was about a twenty minute drive to the trailhead from the Quality Inn in Sequim. In a field along the road sat a beautiful bobcat enjoying the spring sunshine and waiting for lunch to make an appearance. There was plenty of parking at the trailhead. I signed in at 9:30am. I didn’t need a permit because this was just a day hike.