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Skyline

Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast
47.5755, -123.6478 Map & Directions
Length
45.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
4900 feet
Highest Point
5700 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Summits
  • Lakes

This primitive trail spans over 20 miles through Montane and subalpine ecosystems. From the Low Divide Ranger Station to the Three Lakes campsite, the Skyline trail will take you on a steep journey past lakes and to the top of Kimta Peak. Continue reading

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Hiking Skyline

This primitive trail spans over 20 miles through Montane and subalpine ecosystems. From the Low Divide Ranger Station to the Three Lakes campsite, the Skyline trail will take you on a steep journey past lakes and to the top of Kimta Peak.

WTA has worked on improving this backcountry trail to make it easier and safer for hikers.
However, be prepared for hazards such as winter weather and snow, fallen trees, washed out roads and trail and difficult stream crossings. The best season for visiting the Skyline trail is in late July through October, as it is usually covered in snow through late July or even early August.

WTA worked here in 2018!

Skyline

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5755, -123.6478 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Hoquiam, travel north on US Highway 101 for 38 miles. Turn right at milepost 126 onto South Shore Road (1 mile before Amanda Park). Proceed 12.9 miles (pavement ends at 7.8 miles) to a junction at the Quinault River Bridge. Turn left and cross the bridge. Then immediately turn right onto North Shore Road and drive 2.7 miles to the trailhead (elev. 500 ft), on the left. Parking is on the right.

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Olympic Peninsula > Pacific Coast

Skyline (#9)

Olympic National Park

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