Marmot Pass is a quintessential Olympic Peninsula hike – from old growth forest and the tumbling Quilcene River to broad meadows of wildflowers and supreme views in all directions, this is a trek well worth making.
Marmot Pass makes an excellent day hike, though it’s so beautiful that you may want to consider backpacking. There are two nice camping areas along the way that would open up more possibilities for exploring the area. It’s a popular place to spend the 4th of July – you can see Seattle’s fireworks from the top of Marmot Pass. The views up top are breathtaking – some of the tallest Olympic peaks, the Dungeness Valley, Hood Canal, the Cascades and more.