Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
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Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Cushman, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1420 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Hoodsport: Travel south for 7 miles. Turn west on Valley Road and drive about 5 miles to the junction with Forest Service Rd 23. Turn right and proceed for 9 miles to Forest Service Rd 2353. Turn right onto 2353 and drive for 1 mile to the trailhead.

backpacking
10 days ago

great trail, well maintained. I hiked to church creek shelter and stayed the night there before returning.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Only saw 2 other people

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4 months ago

Full body workout today climbing over and under fallen trees. It was awesome!

4 months ago

Monday, September 12, 2016

Beautiful! Just the right Amoumt of up n down. Great spot for swimming on the river! Toads everywhere!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

good forest hike. easy for families with young children and dogs. It is a lot of down hill on the way in which you may or may not like...sometimes it's much easier to have a downhill on the way out after a long hike. we had lunch next to the river and took a nice brake to play and throw rocks into the water with the kids.

nature trips
Friday, July 15, 2016

Great views of the mossy forest. Not a super easy trail but it depends on the weather. Parts of the trail can get pretty muddy during periods of rain, trees often fall during the winter, blocking parts of the path( you can usually climb over/around them). Periodic views of the river.

hiking
Tuesday, March 03, 2015

I hiked this with my sister on March 1, 2015. We went out about 5.5 miles and then turned around and hiked back. There were certainly enjoyable parts of the hike, especially the old growth areas. However, we found ourselves getting bored on several sections. You don't get very many river views.

hiking
Saturday, July 26, 2014

We really enjoyed this trail. Easy access on the FS road. We didn't go as far as we wanted be we know that we are going back. My twin brother is coming to visit and do a couple of hikes and this will be one of the trails.

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Monday, April 07, 2014

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Awesome! This place is beautiful. Lots of obstacles though. tons of blow downs, snow on the trail, water over the trail. We only made it to the second camp, but that took about two hours. We'll definitely be back... Maybe next week.