Sam's River Trail

EASY 8 reviews
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Sam's River Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Forks, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was super quite on a beautiful late October day. It was “ on our way” while we were driving across the peninsula, but still several miles down a gravel road making for slow driving. From the ranger station, you can follow the trail north and go along the river. We went this way initially and lost the map at the road (1.25 miles) as others have mentioned. There are no blazes and the trail was clear only by the worn foot path in the ankle high plants for much of it. Taking the path back the way we came, from the rangers station we crossed the road and picked up the trail maybe 50 feet south. There was a different feel to this part of the path, with creeks running under log bridges. In retrospect, I think the trail picks down in the campground to continue along the river, but even looking at the maps now it is confusing. Do your research and download maps while you are still in civilization (on US 101 at least).

4 months ago

We left from the ranger station and followed the river portion of the trail for about a mile. Then we lost the trail when we rejoined the road, so we simply followed the road back to the car. Long drive up for a short hike. Would have been a bit of a miss were it not for coming within 30 ft of a bear. Drive up was pretty though. Very easy for our five year old.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Trail is overgrown but still easy to navigate. Great for solitude. I saw elk and ate wild raspberries. Really peaceful spot!

Monday, June 20, 2016

the loop was unclear due to the overgrowth but a nice path indeed.

Friday, March 25, 2016

So the location for this is way off. Your best bet to finding this is follow the directions until you get off of the main road. You will start seeing signs for a Queets park. The directions will follow those signs until the the end, then will have you turn right when sign says left, go left! After that, just follow the signs to the ranger station. It was a pretty nice trail once we found it, however, no pets or firearms are allowed. We were enjoying the hike until we came across a decaying elk in the middle of the trail, kinda put us out of the mood. So we went back to the end of the trail and hung out on the river. Its a pretty cool spot in the middle of no where.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Thursday, September 29, 2016