Port Ludlow Hiking

 by Dan Darrow

Unless otherwise noted, hikers meet at the Bridge Deck at 8:15 a.m. to get directions to the trailheads and depart at 8:30 a.m.

The hikers abide by the “Stay Healthy” recommendations and follow CDC guidelines for outdoor recreation.

Those on the hiking email roster receive an update the week of a scheduled outing. If you would like to be added to the email roster, send a note to desdarrow@olypen.com.

Friday, June 4 – Duckabush

This is a moderate hike of up to eight miles with 1,300-feet of elevation gain. Hike along the Duckabush River and up Little and Big Humps. Enjoy impressive second growth forest and a nice lunch spot view. Information: Tieta Ralston (206) 276-4826

Friday, June 18 – Tubal Cain Trail

Anticipate a moderate to difficult hike of seven to nine miles with an 1,100-foot elevation gain. The first part of the hike is a steady climb through a rhododendron forest that, hopefully, will be blooming. After three miles, the trail splits and there is a steep climb to the ultimate goal of viewing the remaining wreckage of a B-17 bomber that crashed in 1952. Information: Gary Hicks (510)-566-2401

Every Wednesday: Timberton Loop

Walk the 4.2 mile Timberton Loop. Enjoy views of the Olympic Mountains. This is a no-leader hike. Meet other walkers at the parking lot trailhead on Timberton Drive at 9:00 a.m.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 8:00 AM

Join the “Trail Club Group” that meets at the golf club parking lot for a self-led walk on the abandoned golf cart path trail or other alternative route.

For more hiking information, a map of the Port Ludlow Trails and pictures of previous hikes and other destinations, check out http://www.portludlowhikingclub.com.