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North Hood Canal

Picturesque. Fertile. Liquid recreation and endless trails. Brinnon and Quilcene are your doorways to water, mountains and more.

Brinnon in the Fall in North Hood Canal on the Olympic Peninsula

Brinnon in the Fall

Nestled along the stunning northern stretch of Hood Canal, the tiny towns of Brinnon and Quilcene are your gateway to adventure on land, water and mountains.

Tap into deep-water recreation, three major rivers and shellfish-laden beaches. Enjoy the bounty from local farms and gardens. Take in sweeping mountain-top views and watch water plunge 120 feet.

Looking to log some miles? Bike on road or path or set out on foot. The area boasts loads of trails ideal for all levels of adventure, including many family and dog-friendly treks.

Map of Olympic Peninsula Destination Area


  • Farm stands

  • Mt. Walker viewpoint

  • Quilcene Historical Museum

  • Rocky Brook, Murhut and Falls View Waterfalls

  • Whitney Gardens and Nursery



  • Concerts in the Woods: bi-monthly

  • Quilcene Fair: September

  • Quilcene Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Runs: September

Stories FROM North Hood Canal

Mount Walker on the Olympic Peninsula

Mount Walker—Short, steep and views galore

September 5, 2018

Take a short side trip off U.S. Highway 101 in North Hood Canal to Mount Walker, the only peak facing Puget Sound that has a road to its summit. Once you park the car, the steep, two-mile hike through dense, century-old …

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