This route passes through high ridges and deep green forest valleys, which create a magnificent view of the Olympic Mountains and the waterfalls in the eastern part. This route has a history of wooden activities while moving along several asphalt and gravel roads. It only takes 40 miles to complete in 3 hours. It runs east of the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park, south of Sequim Bay, the National Olympic Forest and the towns of Clallam and Jefferson. The rest of the stops are at Dungeness Forks camp and east of the crossing, but the latter is closed due to a landslide.
Check the route information from the Quilcene Ranger Office of the National Olympic Forest Hood Canal, where you can borrow copies of the Quilcene car tour booklet. To the north, take the north route half a mile from US Bridge 101, which crosses the great Quilcene River. Then turn west onto the asphalt path of Penny Creek Road. If you are heading south on another trail, take 2.5 miles southeast of Sequim, then head south on US Highway 101 before heading to Palo Alto Road.
Start by driving on Penny Creek Road and cross a pre-forested mine where tall trees provide shade for passing vehicles. From US 101, walk 1.4 miles along the road and turn left. The right side of the road is Penny Creek Road. However, go straight to the Great Quilcene River Road (3057). Then it goes to the national forest on road 27 and goes south towards the river. It then turns west around the Quilson range before the north curve. This section has been planted with new trees after years and offers a view of the Olympic snow peaks from a distance.
At about 6 miles 101 US, you will see the drainage of the Quilcene Big River and the glacial peaks of the Buckhorn Desert. Head north on Road 27 and then approach a beautiful view of Baker Mountain and waterfalls in the northeast. This route then flows into the Dedfal Creek, where it meets Road 28 on the right.
Head straight north on Route 28, where you will see stop signs along the Quilcene Car Tour, which starts at Lake Lourdes. Take another 1.3 miles to reach Bon Jon Pass, then right after Mount Zion to 2810. Then take Road 28, which takes you further to Palo Alto Road. At this point, the road takes you another 7.8 miles to 101 US, which marks the end of this beautiful drive.