Lower South Fork Skokomish River
Apr 05, 2011
- Type of Outing
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Lower South Fork Skokomish River
- Region: Olympics -- South
- Agency: Olympic National Forest - Hood Canal Ranger District
- Trails: Lower South Fork Skokomish (#873)
- Avg Rating: 2.50
- Hiking Companions
- Hiked with a dog
- Be Aware Of
- Water on trail
When we finally got up the road leading to the trail we hit 2ft deep snow. If we were on the right road this FS road also apparently goes to Spider Lake hike. Not being prepared for snow hiking we drove back down and explored the FS roads, finding the lower Skokomish river hike.
Starting hiking up this trail in pouring rain. We encountered 5 people total. The sun came out after about 20min hiking. Our expectations were pretty low for scenery but all of us were pleasantly surprised to find awesome old growth forest and a very well maintained trail following the river. Ended up hiking in only 6mi due to a late start. Stayed for a very wet night. Woke up the next day to sunshine and flapjacks. Hiked back to the car in sunshine. Nobody on the trail or parking lot. Kind of a shame as this was clearly the better day. Great hike.