South Skookum Trail

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South Skookum Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Usk, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, and mountain biking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.1 miles
88 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking




wild flowers

Directions from Newport: Travel north for 15 miles on Hwy. 20. At the junction with Hwy. 211, turn to the east and continue through Usk and cross the bridge over the Pend Oreille River. Continue straight along County Road #3389. Follow this road for about 6.5 miles (stay to the right when you reach the Y at the 4-mile mark) until you see the entrance sign to South Skookum Campground. Turn east into the campground and park in the overflow lot by the information boards. Walk down to the boat launch and you will be at the trailhead.

scenic driving
Monday, February 23, 2015

snowed out. road was blocked. go back in April.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

was a great hike, approximately1.3 miles long with wildlife everywhere. the camp host was very nice.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Skookum means Sasquatch. Beware

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Camping,boating,hiking or just relaxing by the waterfront,this is truly an area in which you can get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.The campground has 25 available sites,six of them near the water.Five benches,which were installed by a local Boy Scout troop are scattered along the trail and off hikers an opportunity to stop,have a bite to eat and enjoy some great scenery.