Hiking The Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail

The 19th most popular hiking trail in Washington.

Northwest of Olympia and Shelton, the spectacular Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail (#873/10 mi) is an excellent hike through lowland old-growth forest with abundant wildlife and lowland wildflowers. NOTE: Trail can be muddy during periods of heavy rain.

To reach the trailhead, follow Travel Hwy 101 to the Skokomish Valley Road, 7 miles north of Shelton and 7 miles south of Hoodsport. Turn west on the Valley road and drive about 5 mi. to the junction with FS Rd. #23. Turn right and proceed for 9.0 mi. to FS Rd #2353. Turn right onto FS Rd. #2353 and drive 1.2 mi. to the trailhead.

Overall, Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail is the 19th most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington.

Lower South Fork Skokomish 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 Brown Creek CG

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  Hoodsport Inn; Willows Cafe, Hoodsport

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

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/30/2016

ID:  11154

Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail Hiking Map


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