Shady Lane Trail

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Shady Lane Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hoodsport, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

old growth

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail for old-growth cedars, some of which are over 10 feet in diameter. It also has big Douglas-fir and hemlock. It can be hiked at pretty much any time of the year, but is best from May to September, when the vegetation is in good form. The south trailhead is in Olympic National Forest and the north trailhead is at Staircase in Olympic National Park, which means you can bring dogs in from the south, but should not bring them into the Park which is entered about halfway up the trail. At Staircase it is easy to transition onto any of a variety of great hikes that leave from Staircase.

hiking
1 month ago