6.52 miles of hiking • 4500' elevation gain •
This has to be one of the steepest trails in the ONF and is one of the few trails in the Olympics that I have never hiked before. The TH is approx. 1/4 of a mile from the Dosewallips washout parking area and is signed as Tunnel Creek TH #841. The climb to 5050 pass is 4500' in little more than 3 miles. Snow became fairly consistent at 4600' and I used snowshoes from there to the pass. The plan was to climb Mt. Valhalla which would have added around another 500' of ascent to the day, but due to foggy/misty conditions with limited visibility decided to call it a day after reaching the pass.