Church Creek - Satsop Lakes

Shelton, Washington 98584

Church Creek - Satsop Lakes

Church Creek - Satsop Lakes Professional Review and Guide

"Hike a forgotten but restored trail through some of the biggest trees this side of the Hoh River. Church Creek epitomizes why the southern flank of the Olympics was cherished (and nearly completely cut over) by the big timber companies. Towering Douglas-firs reach dizzying heights, and wide-girth cedars and hemlocks hundreds of years old line the trail from end to end.

The Satsop Lakes make a satisfying destination—peaceful and scenic—but the forest is the star of this hike. FR Spur 600 is rough, requires high-clearance vehicle."

Church Creek - Satsop Lakes Reviews

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Great trail- a bit rough but its early in the maintenance season. Pass at 3200' was still rather snow covered so we didn't make it to Satsop Lakes. Awesome old growth forest! Will do this one again!

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Trail Information

Nearby City
6.4 miles
2,300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
June to September. FR 2361 closed Oct 1–Apr 30 to protect wildlife.
Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene
Local Contacts
Green Trails Grisdale No. 198 and Mt Tebo No. 199
Local Maps