Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail

Montesano, Washington 98563

Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail

Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The singletrack around Wynoochee Lake is 12 miles long and moderately difficult. There are some steep climbs, and pushing your bike will be necessary in several places. Some segments of the trail are technically demanding, while others are smooth and wide. The trail becomes exacting as it nears the north end of the reservoir. Obstacles like roots and rocks are more common, and the path switchbacks through some drainages. In places, the singletrack narrows and drops off steeply to the side.

The trail crosses the Wynoochee River at the north end of the reservoir. There is no bridge, so you must ford the river to continue the loop. The scenery is lovely; the best views are at the south end of the lake. The trail offers glimpses of Anderson Ridge to the east and the Olympics to the north. Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail winds through a dense forest and past some magnificent old-growth specimens of Douglas fir and western hemlock. Call ahead for current trail conditions; the Forest Service is planning to realign the trail and build a footbridge over the Wynoochee River."

Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail Reviews

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This is on longer a bike capable trail. Lots of blow downs. There were parts of this trail that were almost impossible to scramble through/around on foot. Also it was poorly marked. I had a hard time finding the trail in several places. It took me Seven hours to slog around the Lake. In spite of all of these problems my German Shepards and I had a great time.
This trail has been almost completly overgrown for years. I live just down the road near Montesano.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
Summer and fall.
780 feet
Trailhead Elevation
900 feet
Top Elevation
Hood Canal Ranger District, 360-877-5254.
Local Contacts
Hood Canal Ranger District map. USGS 7.5: Wynoochee Lake
Local Maps

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Jul 2018