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Colonel Bob Trail #851

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 4.5 (4)

Robert Ingersoll, the trail's namesake, must have had a penchant for suffering. This trail is steep!


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Map Key

6.4

Miles

10.2

KM

65%

Runnable

4,414' 1,345 m

High

274' 84 m

Low

4,575' 1,395 m

Up

436' 133 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

57%

Max Grade (29°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Treat all drinking water. Pack out what you pack in.

Runner Notes

The majority of this trail is too steep to run. If you attempt it, be sure to mechanically enhance your legs...

Description

The Colonel Bob Trail gains over 4,200 feet in 7.2 miles to the summit of Colonel Bob Peak. The Mulkey Trail Shelter is reached in 4.0 miles. The junction with the Petes Creek Trail #858 is at 5.4 miles. The trail ends at the summit of Colonel Bob.

This trail provides excellent opportunity to view the Olympic temperate rain forest including old-growth stands of Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, western hemlock and western red cedar. The panoramic views of Olympic Mountains and Quinault Lake are spectacular, especially from the summit. There is limited camping space at Mulkey Shelter and Moonshine Flats.

Flora & Fauna

Old-growth stands of Douglas fir, Sitka spruce, western hemlock and western red cedar.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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#306

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#6,546

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Colonel Bob's Peak.
May 2, 2017 near Quinault, WA

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Sep 3, 2018
Geneva G
Smooth trail, rocky in places, but overall in great condition. 8mi
Aug 9, 2018
paul hoffman