Colonel Bob Wilderness


Colonel Bob Wilderness
Colonel Bob Wilderness
IUCN Category Ib (Wilderness Area)
Map showing the location of Colonel Bob Wilderness
Map showing the location of Colonel Bob Wilderness
Location Grays Harbor / Jefferson counties, Washington, USA
Nearest city Quinault, WA
Coordinates 47°24′0″N 123°45′0″W / 47.4°N 123.75°W / 47.4; -123.75Coordinates: 47°24′0″N 123°45′0″W / 47.4°N 123.75°W / 47.4; -123.75
Area 11,961 acres (48.4 km2)
Established 1984
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

Colonel Bob Wilderness is a 48 km2 protected area located in the southwest corner of Olympic National Forest in Washington State. It is named after 19th century orator Robert Green Ingersoll. Lake Quinault lies about 15 miles to the west. Elevations in the wilderness vary from 300 to 4,509 feet above sea level. The highest elevation is an unnamed peak; the second-highest elevation is Colonel Bob Mountain at 4,492 feet.

The wilderness is a temperate rain forest with annual rainfall greater than 150 inches.

Access by road is via South Shore Quinault Lake Road to the north, or FS Road 2204 to the south. Access by trail is by Colonel Bob Trail #851, Pete's Creek Trail #858 and Fletcher Canyon Trail #857.

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