DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,026 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

backpacking
10 months ago

My boys and I camped overnight at the 2nd crossing (2.2 miles in). There are two nice campsites there; we camped at the one on the west side of the river and it is an excellent site overlooking the river with space for a couple of tents.

Hiking further up the trail we discovered that the South Fork Skokomish river had gone dry. After hiking up the trail about 1/2 a mile, we climbed down into the riverbed and hiked down the dry riverbed back towards our camp. About 50 yards above our camp, water came up from springs in the middle of the riverbed and a little further on a big side creek add lots more water.