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Trip Report

Lower South Fork Skokomish River

Olympic Peninsula

Trip Report By

WTA Member


Hiked Sep 3, 2021

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Snow free

We arrived at the trailhead about 2:30pm on a Friday afternoon and only two cars were parked.  There is a pit toilet at the trailhead.  This is a very pleasant woods walk with peek-a-boo views of the river.  We meandered the 4 miles or so until we hit the pair of nice wood bridges with handrails, the second one looked new.  After the second bridge there is a set of downhill switchbacks that take you back towards the river.  Once we saw a newly cut large tree, we headed down to the river for a break, water refill, and headed back home.  Along the way we saw 7 western toads that the dog was very interested in!  These guys are big- larger than my fist.  Although this isn't my favorite river, you will find solitude and it is a nice longer walk with only elevation gain right at the beginning of the trail.  Earlier in the season the trail will probably be pretty muddy in sections.  Watch out for toads!