Peabody Creek Loop Trail

Olympic National Park

Western Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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Peabody Creek Loop Trail

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  • Trailhead at the western edge of the visitor center parking lot.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
  • Several viewpoints along the trail overlook Peabody Creek.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
  • Many types of lichen grow on tree bark.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
  • Peabody Creek.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
  • Spiderwebs in the dew.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
  • The well-maintained trail winds under fallen trees.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
  • Mushrooms can be found even in winter.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
  • Moss grows abundantly in the rainforest climate.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
  • Mushrooms can be found even in winter.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
  • Mushrooms can be found even in winter.- Peabody Creek Loop Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Dog friendly. Easy to access for residents. Family friendly.
Cons: 
Short. Other areas of Olympic National Park are arguably more beautiful.
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Region:
Western Olympic Peninsula, WA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
50.00 ft (15.24 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for: 
Hiking
Total Distance: 
0.50 mi (0.80 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
300.00 ft (91.44 m)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Beginning at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles, Peabody Creek Trail is a great introduction to the park. Start your hike at the visitor center to learn about the flora and fauna that can be found on the Olympic Peninsula. When you’re ready to head out and explore, head for the trailhead at the western edge of the parking lot. The half-mile loop winds through old-growth forest, across a bridge, and occasionally under fallen trees. The trail is well maintained, which means you won’t trip as you gaze up at the treetops or study interesting flora as you walk. Keep an eye out for the many mushroom species that can be found even in winter. A spur trail splits off about halfway through the loop, providing a longer hike for those (without dogs) who want explore more.

Peabody Creek Trail is one of the few within the Olympic National Park open to pets, so long as they are kept on a leash.

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