Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail is a 12 mile trail located near Quinault, WA and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Montesano: Travel one mile west on Route 12 to Wynoochee Valley Road. Turn north on Wynoochee Valley and drive approximately 35 miles to a major intersection. Turn left to stay on Forest Service Rd 22. Drive a short distance before turning right on Forest Service Rd 2294. Drive about one mile to the entrance to Coho Campground.
loved it all weather was good , trail was in good shape. The lake was very low
The trail meanders around the lake, but not on the shore most of the time. Some parts of the trail are almost completely obscured with overgrowth. Lots of opportunity to fight with brush and spiders! Better start this one early in the day, as it is 16 miles around, not 12. We have 2 GPS devices to verify the mileage. Nice hike, but not a spectacular trail as the scenery isn't varied enough for the mileage. Lots of peaks of the lake, and then miles of blah. You have to forge the river too, so bring water shoes as the mossy rocks will surely cause an injury otherwise.
Nice trail with good views. Around the lake is about 16 miles with nice waterfalls around the half way point if you start by the dam. Make sure you plan ahead if you park at the day time use only lot, it closes at 5pm. Overall good hike with well maintained trails.
Beautiful...we only went about two miles along the southwest side. Bug central, bring spray!