Bogachiel River Trail

Forks, Washington

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The Bogachiel River snakes through Washington’s forgotten rain forest. No main roads run along this major Olympic river, nor penetrate its wild valley. There are no visitors centers here either. No interpretive trails or developed campgrounds amid the towering spruce and fir. There’s nothing fancy here at all—just a quiet backcountry trail through pure rainforest wilderness.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

The Bogachiel River snakes through Washington’s forgotten rain forest. No main roads run along this major Olympic river, nor penetrate its wild valley. There are no visitors centers here either. No interpretive trails or developed campgrounds amid the towering spruce and fir. There’s nothing fancy here at all—just a quiet backcountry trail through pure rainforest wilderness.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Forks
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 400 feet
Top Elevation: 500 feet
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park
Local Maps: Green Trails Spruce Mountain No. 132, Custom Correct Bogachiel Valley
Driving Directions: Directions to Bogachiel River Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/4/2015
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This trail is a hidden gem. It has received some bad press due to rain, but let me tell you, this hike is simply a beautiful way to spend a day, or an entire weekend. The trail is maintained in topnotch condition, and there are so many places to sit by the river, or camp. This has become one of my favorite places for a day hike! I keep returning for the views of old growth, huge ferns, mossy trees, and the gorgeous river. Stress just falls off me on this beautiful, easy hike. Enjoy!


3/11/2002
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I guided a group along this scenic but soggy trail for six days in march 2002, I would have to say this was one of the coldest and wettest trips I have ever worked, It rained every day and with that rain the trails became more like small creeks. The trail had numerous washed out sections and lots of fallen trees. I'm also disapointed to tell you the fishing was mediocre at best. I would recomend this trail only during the rare west end droughts which might happen for a weekend in august. HA!



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