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    Quinault River Pony Bridge Trail

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    7.7 km
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    355 m
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    For a different experience than the many mountain panoramas out there, try the Quinault River Pony Bridge Trail. This moderate hike leads to an impressive view into the river gorge from atop the bridge. It’s a top-notch picnic lunch spot and there’s nothing too strenuous or difficult required in reaching it.

    This trail is heavily trafficked, making a midweek or early morning visit a good idea if possible.

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    Route Description for Quinault River Pony Bridge Trail

    The azure water of the Quinault River flowing far below Pony Bridge is a gorgeous sight, and this hike offers it up without needing to take on many challenges. Enjoy a well-maintained trail suitable for beginners and the raw beauty of the river on this adventure.

    The hike begins from the end of the road. Cross Grave Creek and keep left. You’ll hike first through a flatter section of trail before lightly ascending up the right-hand ridge. Follow the trail as it traverses evenly above the river below.

    You’ll drop a modest amount of elevation to the bridge, which is wonderful. Look down over the gorge below at the water, which is very scenic. If you take a left after the bridge and follow the path, you’ll discover a great swimming spot with a beach (there’s a little bit of climbing to get here, so don’t go if you have any mobility restrictions that may make a light scramble difficult).

    When you’re done enjoying the river, turn back and take the same path back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Quinault River Pony Bridge Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Quinault River Pony Bridge Trail is at the end of Graves Creek road past Graves Creek Campground.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Pony Bridge Campground

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    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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