The Brothers Wilderness
Hood Canal Ranger District
Olympic National Forest
The Brothers Wilderness is located on the east side of the Olympic National Forest, north of Lena Lake in Jefferson County. Except for a relatively gentle valley area in the East Fork of Lena Creek, the entire Wilderness is quite precipitous with tree covered slopes extending to about 5,000 feet. Elevation ranges from 699 feet near the Dosewallips River to the 6,866 foot summit of The Brothers. Other major peaks include Mt. Jupiter Ridge, and St. Peter's Dome. Western hemlock, Douglas-fir and western redcedar dominate the lower slopes. Pacific silver fir and mountain hemlock cover the upper slopes before giving way to subalpine fir and mountain meadows and rock outcrops.
The Duckabush River is the only major stream flowing through the Wilderness. Jupiter Lakes and several small ponds are located on Jupiter Ridge.
Elevation Range: 600' to 6,866'
Wilderness Permit: None Required
Key Access Points: FS Rd 25 (Hamma Hamma Rd.)
F.S. Road 2510 (Duckabush Rd.)
Lena Lake Trail #810
The Brothers Trail #821
Duckabush Trail #803
Mt. Jupiter Trail #809
The Brothers Wilderness has excellent opportunities for backpacking, mountain climbing, hunting, and camping. The Brothers trail begins at the end of Lena Lake trail and provides access to popular climbing routes to The Brothers. The trail is 3.0 miles in length and ranges in difficulty from easy to difficult. The Duckabush trail follows the Duckabush River and enters the Olympic National Park in 6.2 miles and ranges from easy to difficult. The Mt. Jupiter trail is 7.2 miles in length and provides access along Jupiter Ridge to Jupiter Lakes. This trail is hot and dry during the summer months and is considered most difficult.
Wilderness visitors should always carry rain gear and adequate clothing, food, and backpacking equipment. Proper boots and clothing shoud be worn.
Notice: Fires above 3,500 feet elevation and groups consisting of more than 12 persons and/or 8 livestock are prohibited within the Wilderness. Fires are prohibited at Jupiter lakes and ponds. Stoves only above 3,500 feet elevation.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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