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The Buckhorn Wilderness is located in the northeast portion of the Olympic National Forest on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. It was created by the 1984 Wilderness Act. It is 44,258 acres in size and includes very steep terrain ranging in elevation from 1,000 to 7,000 feet. Stands of old-growth Douglas-fir, western hemlock and western redcedar blanket the lower slopes. At the higher elevations, subalpine fir and western white pine give way to alpine meadow flowers.

There are opportunities for camping, backpacking, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and mountain climbing. Over 67 miles of trail provide access to this Wilderness. Most of the trails are open to pack and saddle stock.

Visitors should always carry rain gear and adequate clothing, food and backpacking equipment. Proper boots and clothing should be worn.

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