Sherman Creek Trail

Bordeaux, Washington

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One of the best hiking options in the 90,000-acre Capitol State Forest, the Sherman Creek Loop travels up and down two visually appealing valleys. No grand views or grand forest here—just miles of tranquil woods and creek-side walking and some historic relics from the golden age of logging. Equestrians and mountain bikers share these trails, but crowding isn’t an issue. Come during the week and have this place to yourself.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

One of the best hiking options in the 90,000-acre Capitol State Forest, the Sherman Creek Loop travels up and down two visually appealing valleys.

No grand views or grand forest here—just miles of tranquil woods and creek-side walking and some historic relics from the golden age of logging. Equestrians and mountain bikers share these trails, but crowding isn’t an issue. Come during the week and have this place to yourself.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bordeaux
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 875 feet
Top Elevation: 1,150 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Department of Natural Resources, Pacific Cascade Region
Local Maps: USGS Little Rock, Capitol State Forest DNR map
Driving Directions: Directions to Sherman Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/22/2012
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This by far has not been my favorite trail. Write down all the trails that this route encounters. Do not worry about the Mile Markers on the trail markers. There are a few trails the intersect segment trail #20 they are all closed as of now but I'm sure they will reopen sometime soon. There are signs for different camp rounds along the way that are clearly marked, unlike the trail you are on. I had a GPS with me tracking my route. So I could always see where I was in relation to the trail head. I suggest to do it this way. Also the trail has not been cleared all the way around from the last storm. So you will have to do a lot of over and unders and going off the trail to get around some trees. I gave it 4 stars because when the trail is clear and its a little warmer I'm sure it is a great trail.


7/18/2010
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Great trail for dogs/kids especially during the summer berry season. The trail is surrounded by examples of almost every edible berry in the Pacific Northwest, to include: red and evergreen huckleberries, wild blackberry, salmon berry, saskatoon, and salal. The trail itself is a well maintained with wooden bridges crossing the creek in several places. The major issue with the trail is its shared use with horseback riding so be prepared to dodge the presents the horses leave. The directions to the trailhead in the guide are a little dated, so it would be best to go to the Washington State DNR website to get an updated map.


6/7/2008
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Enjoyable hike through some old growth and a few patches of clear cut. No remarkable elevation gain, so it's a good low impact beginner's trail.



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