Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail Horseback Riding

The 17th most popular equestrian trail in Washington.

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

To reach the horseback riding 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 17th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Washington. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail including Mount Muller Trail, Dungeness Trail / Gold Creek Trail, Sadie Creek Trail, Foothills Trail, Lower Big Quilcene Trail and Duckabush Trail.

Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail Horseback Riding Map



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

Recommended Book:  "Horsemans Guide To Washington" from John Wolcott

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  LeBar Horse Camp, Hoodsport

Luxury Loding:  None

Breakfast Restaurant:  Hoodsport Inn; Willows Cafe, Hoodsport

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

GPS:  47.4187, -123.3293

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  14939

Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail Horseback Riding Map


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