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.
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."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books).
"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."
--Erik Molvar, Hiking Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides).
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