Hiking The Dry Creek Trail
The 14th most popular hiking trail in Washington.
Thursday 4 August 2016 03:05 GMT
Northwest of Olympia and Hoodsport near Lake Cushman, the 7 mile Dry Creek Trail is a nice hike along shore of Lake Cushman for 1 1/4 mi. with views of lake and Mt. Rose. Trail starts to climb at this point and the old growth forest begins at half-way point. NOTE: Trail begins on private road and ends on FS Rd #2353-200 in the South Fork Skokomish Recreation Area. The total elevation gain is from 750 feet to 3700.
To reach the trailhead, follow Hwy 101 to Hoodsport. Turn onto State Route #19 (Lake Cushman Road) and travel 9.0 mi. to the junction with FS Rd #24. Turn left and travel 6.0 mi. to FS Rd #2451. Turn left and drive across the causeway over the North Fork Skokomish River (watch for river otters playing). Drive approximately 100 yards and the trailhead is on the left side of the road.
Overall, Dry Creek Trail is the 14th most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Dry Creek Trail including Mount Rose Trail, Duckabush Trail, Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail, Jupiter Ridge Trail, Mount Muller Trail and Dungeness Trail - Gold Creek TrailLower Big Quilcene Trail.