PTguide - Port Townsend and East Jefferson County, WA

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Horseback Riding in Port Townsend

The Olympic Peninsula is a wellspring of hiking possibilities. Whether you're doing a short day hike in one of the local State parks or heading into the Olympics, there are numerous places to venture.

Trail users are reminded to carry their own 10 essentials: extra clothing, area map, extra food and water, compass, flashlight, knife, matches, sunglasses, fire starter/candle and first aid kit.

Pets are allowed in the Olympic National Forest but are not allowed in Olympic National Park. Vehicles parked at most Olympic National Forest trailheads must display a Northwest Forest Pass, available at the headquarter's office in West Olympia, the Hood Canal Ranger Station in Quilcene, and local vendors and ranger stations Passes and maps are available on the ranger district website .

There are a few trails in town and a number of trail opportunities in the surrounding public lands. The Larry Scott Trail allows a 3 mile ride practically into the Boat Haven! Use the links below to get current information.

Helpful Resources

Backcountry Horseman of Washington - Jefferson County/Buckhorn Range Chapter.

Hunter's Pony Farm - Quilcene, Oly Peninsula. Offering overnite and vacation stabling for up to 12 horses. 6 box stalls, 2 paddocks available year round. Also available to our stablers are: indoor arena, hot walker, round pen, trailer parking, dog kennels, llama stabling. Owners must have current coggins and health certificate or vet check. Access to trails nearby, water on premises, feed available by request for extra fee, lake and saltwater fishing in town, tourist activities nearby, motel in town, campgrounds in town and nearby.
Pam Hunter
PH 360-765-0130
Quilcene, WA 98376

Olympic National Park - Stock use information.

Olympic National Forest - Horseback riding trails.

Windrift Ranches' Raindance Riding Center - Clallam Bay. 53 acres along the Hoko/Ozette Road in Northwest Washington which provides areas for horse camps, either individuals or groups. There is water and limited access to electricity. Campers may picket, stake, highline, or use electric fenced areas. We can provide baled hay from our fields. There are miles of logging roads, beaches within twenty minutes trailering, and wildlife...deer, elk, cougar, bear, eagles and fish in the rivers and lakes. The Hoko/Ozette Road turns left off of Hwy 112 approximately four miles west of Clallam Bay, Washington.
Fred and Carol Cross


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