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Pine Lake

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal
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Length

4.8 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 700 ft.
Highest Point: 1830 ft.

Rating

2.56 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

Walk along a gentle road-to-trail conversion along beautiful old growth groves to a placid lake deep in the Lower Skokomish Valley. The trail follows closely with Pine Creek, which you may be able to hear from the trail. The shore of the lake is a lovely spot to stop and relax, with grassy areas and logs to sit on. You might catch fish jumping in the lake, and there are plenty of birds that will accompany you with a song. 

The trail starts from the end of FR Spur 200. Note that the access road is closed from October through April, so you need to add 3.8 miles if walking this road. Begin at the edge of the Skokomish River valley and climb gradually along Pine Creek. The trail is recovering nicely from its time as a logging road, but it will take some time before nature fully reclaims it. It is in good condition and is a pleasant walk to the lake. 

At the lake, enjoy sitting in relaxing on a warm day. The old growth trees are spectacular and provide plenty of shade both along the trail and on the shore. The lake itself is scenic and isolated - the perfect little getaway for those who are just looking to get into the forest and away from the crowds. 

 

Pine Lake

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4366, -123.4444 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

Pine Lake (#887)

Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Green Trails Maps. Mount Tebo

WA - NO 199

Getting There

From Shelton, drive north on US 101 for 7 miles, turning left onto the Skokomish Valley Road. (See sign for "Skokomish Recreation Area".) Follow this road for 5.6 miles, bearing right at a junction to continue on Forest Road 23. Continue on FR 23 for 9.3 miles (the pavement ends for a mile or so, and then resumes). At the Y junction with FR 2353, bear left to continue on FR 23. The pavement ends here, but follow FR 23 another 4.3 miles and bear right onto FR 2361. (Note: This road is closed from October through April.) Following FR 2361 for 1.2 miles, turning left onto the unsigned FR Spur 200. Find the trailhead at the road's end.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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