North Fork Skokomish River Trail

Olympic National Park, Washington

Elevation Gain6,768ft
Trailhead Elevation831ft
Elevation Min/Max831/4691ft
Elevation Start/End831/831ft

North Fork Skokomish River Trail

North Fork Skokomish River Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Mason County and Jefferson County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 12.0 miles long and begins at 831 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 24.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,768 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms, parking, and a parking. The Nine Stream Camp, Big Log Camp, and Camp Pleasant restroom and the Two Bear Camp site can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Six Ridge Primitive Trail, Mount Hopper Way Trail, Black and White Lakes Primitive Trail, Flapjack Lakes Trail, Wagonwheel Lake Trail, Staircase Rapids Nature Trail and Home Sweet Home Trail.

North Fork Skokomish River Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Your choice: An easy all-day hike along a roaring wild waterway embraced by coniferous giants, or a very long all-day hike to a pair of subalpine lakes in the shadows of the jagged Sawtooth Range. Neither hike is particularly difficult, but both are long.

Even so, expect company. The North Fork Skokomish River valley has been attracting legions of hikers ever since Lt. Joseph P. O’Neil and his boys passed this way shortly after Washington statehood. National park entrance fee. Dogs prohibited. Staircase access road closed in winter—park at picnic area and hike 1 mile up road or hike 0.8 mile on Shady Lane Trail."

"A 15.1-mile backpack (one way) from the Staircase Ranger Station to the Duckabush River. This trail begins in the lush lowland forests of the Skokomish basin and ultimately climbs over a lofty pass to reach the headwaters of the Duckabush."

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Trail Information

Olympic National Park
Nearby City
Olympic National Park
Skill Level
Additional Use
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Steel; Custom Correct Mount Skokomish-Lake Cushman
Local Maps

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Nov 2018