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Lake Sundown Trail

HARD 4 reviews
#113 of 170 trails in

Lake Sundown Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Montesano, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 9.8 miles Elevation Gain: 3,910 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips

bird watching







wild flowers



no dogs

bridge out
off trail
over grown
4 months ago

Very beautiful but difficult. I came in from the South Fork Skok Trailhead. It’s about 8 miles in one way. The trail is pretty overgrown in places and there are a lot of big trees down in the trail. The trail is difficult to follow at time and disappears frequently after the second river crossing. The bridge at the second crossing is out and you have to ford the river. The last mile and a half is straight up and there is still snow on the other side of Sundown pass but it is passable without much difficulty. There are fish in the lake but they were very reluctant to bite any fly I threw at them, didn’t see any over 10 inches

Sunday, June 26, 2016

It was a great hike and we had a good time didn't make the lake because the forge was too deep and the water was very cold and running pretty fast for a safe crossing. We plan on going back later in the year when the water is down the weather is warmer The trail was ok but definitely primitive

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Last three miles are haRd up. There is a nice valley with two ponds, these are not the lake, made that mistake the first trip up. Only a half mile past them and your there. Haven't tried fishing too many salamanders. Next time its a must

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