The Spruce Railroad Trail is a popular destination along Lake Crescent. This hike is more difficult than previous group hikes, so please read the trail guide carefully. We will be hiking to Devils Punchbowl, with the option of continuing on the trail if there is a group who wants to go further. Our usual group rules of making decisions together and leaving no one behind apply!
Where: Spruce Railroad Trail (East Beach), Olympic National Park, Lake Crescent
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:00 am
Trail Description: 1-mile gravel trail with gentle elevation gain and a footpath over a hill to Devils Punchbowl. Beyond the Punchbowl, the trail becomes natural tread and continues for 3 miles. There is some elevation gain and places of narrow, slippery footing.
Pets: Service animals always welcome. Pets are allowed on leash. Please bring pets only if you really need to and if they are comfortable in a group setting.
Cost: Donation of $5-15 suggested.
Parking: We will begin at the East Beach trailhead. Parking has recently been expanded, but carpooling is highly recommended. You may use the Facebook Event page to coordinate car pools, or let me know in the comments of your RSVP if you need a ride.
Trail guide is here.
We welcome anyone who needs a group of supportive, slow moving hikers. We also welcome those who are new to hiking and supportive friends and family.
Disabled Hikers is an inclusive group. All of our hikes begin with a moment to honor the ancestral people of the land and their living descendants, and introductions. You will also be welcomed to share a bit about why you are here. There is never any pressure to share anything, and if you want to be anonymous that is okay too.
Other things to keep in mind:
- Please read the hike description. Trails are chosen to be as enjoyable as possible for the most folks, but only you can decide if a hike is appropriate for you.
- Please do not offer anyone advice or assistance without asking first.
- If you have questions at any time, please ask. We’re here for you!
Want to help make hikes happen? I spend at least 20 hours organizing each group hike. You can support the work of Disabled Hikers with contributions via PayPal (one time donation) or Patreon (recurring monthly donation).