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Colonel Bob Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

Located in the southwest corner of the Olympic National Forest near Quinault Lake, this 11,851 acre Wilderness sees over 150 inches of rain each year! A temperate rainforest, towering evergreens shrouded in mist and an emerald carpet of mosses, ferns, and lichens await visitors to this Peninsula Wilderness.   

The Colonel Bob Wilderness was protected in 1984 by the Washington State Wilderness Act. Washington Wild was founded in 1979 with the goal of building a local grassroots movement to protect Wilderness areas throughout Washington. After five years of advocacy and organizing, the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 marked the organization’s first major victory. 

Pete’s Creek-Colonel Bob Peak Trail