Hiking The Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
The 19th most popular hiking trail in Washington.
Tuesday 2 August 2016 03:05 GMT
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. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail including Mount Rose Trail, Duckabush Trail, Dry Creek Trail, Jupiter Ridge Trail, Mount Muller Trail and Dungeness Trail - Gold Creek TrailLower Big Quilcene Trail.