The Brothers Wilderness in Washington

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The Brothers Wilderness

The 16,682-acre Brothers Wilderness is a joy for outdoor lovers to explore, with tall peaks that soar up to almost 7,000 feet, heavily-treed slopes, and even a few streams and ponds for fishing. Read More

  • Climb one of the two huge peaks in Brothers Wilderness
  • Hunt for deer or elk
  • Hike one of the many trails that wind through The Brothers Wilderness
  • If you like roughing it, check out the primitive camping opportunities

What can I see and do at The Brothers Wilderness? 

  • Hiking: There are several trails that wind their way through the wilderness and up the peaks. Check out the 3-mile Brothers Trail, which ranges from easy to difficult and leads you to the climbing routes for the wilderness’s namesake, The Brothers. Also try the Duckabush Trail, which follows the river of the same name, entering the National Park and providing picturesque scenery but some rugged terrain. 
  • Mountain Climbing: There are 2 sizeable peaks in Brothers Wilderness that climbers yearn to tackle. Follow the Brothers Trail to access the climbing routes for The Brothers Peak, which is 6, 866 feet tall. There’s some Class 3 rock but the climb is only moderately strenuous. You might also consider Mount Jupiter, quite a long climb with some relentless switchbacks that make the last few miles pretty tough! 
  • Fishing: The Duckabush River is the only stream that passes through this wilderness. Though it’s not the best fishing river on the Olympic Peninsula, you may be able to snag some chum or perhaps a few small rainbow trout. 
  • Camping: Primitive camping is available within the wilderness. The US Forest Service may limit camping areas and the number of campers allowed in certain locations. For less primitive accommodations, there are several RV parks and cabins just outside the wilderness near locations such as nearby Lena Lake. 
  • Hunting: Hunting season in Brothers Wilderness begins in September and includes hunting for deer and elk. The wilderness is also open for the traditional High Buck Hunt, which also generally happens in mid to late September.

Where is The Brothers Wilderness?

From Port Angeles, head east on US Highway 101 for about 61 miles to a right turn on Duckabush Road.

How much does The Brothers Wilderness cost?

Roaming the wilderness is free but you may require a US Forest Pass or Golden Passport access pass to enter.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For more information, call the Hood Canal Ranger District at 360-765-2200.

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