Speed Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A steep hike through lush temperate-zone rain forest, from Forest Road 90 to the banks of the rushing Lewis River. A loss of more than 600 feet elevation in slightly more than 1 mile makes the Speed Trail a fairly steep hike.
From the trailhead, at 1,880 feet elevation, the path immediately starts its descent. A short distance into the hike, the tread makes a couple of switchbacks close to a frothing stream. As you descend through the large old-growth fir and cedar forest, moss hangs from the trees and covers the ground. Ferns grow in profusion in the dim light of the forest floor, and young trees sprout from the rotting logs."