Blyn, Washington (Clallam County)

Last Updated: 11/02/2019
4.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.95 miles
Highest Elevation: 1368 feet
Duration: About 10 minutes
Shape of Trail: Connector
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Blyn
Nearest Town w/ Services: Blyn
Official Road Name: 2880
Management Agency: Olympic National Forest
District: Hood Canal Ranger District


Highlight: NF-2880
NF-2880 is a connecting road off of Hwy 101, via Palo Alto Road, and is the main of two roads in and out of the northeast portion of the Olympic National Forest. From NF-2880, you pass the Dungeness Forks Campground, before it continues on to NF-2870; a 20-mile long trail into the Olympic National Forest containing several hiking trails. This region also gives you access to the Buckhorn Wilderness area. The Olympic National Forest and Buckhorn Wilderness area has an abundance of forest roads, hiking trailheads, and campsites. It encompasses 258 acres of land and is the largest Wilderness area of the Olympic National Forest. The terrain can be quite steep, ranging from 1,000 feet near the Gray Wolf River to the summit of Mt. Fricaba, at an elevation of 7,134 feet. Subalpine fir and western white pine are present at higher elevations, and Douglas-fir, western hemlock, and red cedar grow on the lower slopes. The Gray Wolf, Dungeness, and Big Quilcene Rivers flow through the Wilderness, along with several smaller streams.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
Slow down, the roads continue down the hill with blind turns and a narrow lane. Coming back up the opposite direction, washboard is present.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Blyn, Washington

Turn right onto US-101 W for 2.0 miles. Turn left onto Louella Rd for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto Palo Alto Rd for 5.8 miles. Turn right onto NF-2880.



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Jasmine & Jon Hughes

Mapping Crew - Washington

Centered in the pinnacle of the Pacific NW and growing up cruising around the small town of Quilcene, Jasmine grew with a fascination and passion for outdoors and travel, many of those adventures fueled by the family's 1998 Jeep Cherokee. Years later, photography grew as a way to capture and share the adventures being had. After a road trip from Seattle to San Diego in a 1996 Jetta, a 4WD truck would be the next step in going further in photographing the wild places of the West. In December of 2016, a manual 1989 Toyota Pickup was purchased and those dreams would continue to flourish. Jon grew up in a small Wisconsin town. In 2004, his parents decided to purchase a new Jeep LJ. They picked the LJ because of the additional room, as it would be used for a road trip to Florida. After joining the navy, the family Jeep followed Jon down to Georgia and became his own. It took him to Virginia, and then Washington. It wasn't until Washington that things started to happen for Jon and his Jeep. Jasmine, now his wife, got him more interested in hiking, and ultimately overlanding. Over time, Jon and Jasmine realized that they wanted to use the Jeep to tackle harder trails, and spend weekends in ORV parks. It was through this decision that the mostly stock Jeep received a refreshing upgrade after 15 years of driving. Jon usually drives the Jeep when the trail is in question, and to allow Jasmine to document the trails. Currently, Jon has been in 26 states with the Jeep, via family trips and his time in the navy. Jon hopes to travel to every state with his Jeep, including Alaska and Hawaii.
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