Hiking The Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail

The 23rd most popular hiking trail in Washington.

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The Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail is an 13 mile hiking loop around Wynoochee Lake through dense forests of western hemlock and douglas fir. Theres no bridge over the Wynoochee River at the north end, so be prepared to ford -- It can get seriously deep.

The hiking trailhead is located at the Wynoochee Lake Picnic Area. From Route 12 in Montesano, turn north on Wynoochee Valley Road (1 mi. west of Montesano) and drive approximately 35 miles on the Wynoochee Valley Road (FS Rd #22) to a major intersection. Turn left. Staying on FS Rd. #22, drive a short distance and turn right on FS Rd. #2294. Drive approximately one mile to the entrance of the Coho Campground. The Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail starts on the north side of Coho Campground.

Overall, Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail is the 23rd most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail including Mount Rose Trail, Duckabush Trail, Dry Creek Trail, Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail, Jupiter Ridge Trail and Mount Muller TrailDungeness Trail - Gold Creek Trail.

Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  ONF (360) 877-5254; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800.

Recommended Book:  "Backpacking Washington" from Craig Romano

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Coho CG; NFS Chetwoot CG

Luxury Loding:  Lake Quinault Lodge (360) 288-2900

Breakfast Restaurant:  None

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/olympic/

GPS:  47.3895, -123.6058

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/21/2016

ID:  11150

Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail Hiking Map


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