Pets allowed
Elevation Gain
50.00 ft (15.24 m)
Trail type
0.50 mi (0.80 km)
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Not Required


Dog friendly. Easy to access for residents. Family friendly.


Short. Other areas of Olympic National Park are arguably more beautiful.

Trailhead Elevation

300.00 ft (91.44 m)


Old-growth forest



You've confused two different trails that start from the parking lot of the Olympic National Park Visitors Center. What Anzelina calls the Peabody Creek Loop trail is really the Loop trail. It's the only one that allows dogs, is only .5 mile and pretty flat but a respite in summer when the ferns are shoulder-high. The Peabody Creek Trail starts on the opposite side of the parking lot, descends quite a bit, and is much longer. See this for info about that one:
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