Explore the most popular hiking trails near Grisdale with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 months ago

Visited 9/2/18. Confusing turn on 2270 somewhere between 10-11 miles or so. Take left over bridge. Do not take straight/slight right into 2270-300.

Scree starts the hike for 150 ft or so. Enter ONP about half mile after trailhead. Old growth, waterfalls, perhaps not exactly “easy.” A solid Olympic National Park hike.

I missed the cutoff on the road to the Church Creek trailhead as it was an unmarked intersection. Once I realized that I missed it and was able to get back on track to the trailhead. The trail is a medium rated trail and that is appropriate. The trail wilds up for 2+ miles before descending for 2+ miles. One way to the lake is almost 5 miles. The Park Service has done a good job of cutting fallen trees on the path as it is easy to navigate past/under 5 or 6 fallen trees along the way. There is a wonderful grove of huge Douglas Firs at the beginning and another grove of large Doug Firs, Western Red Cedars and Hemlocks on the way down to the lake. The lake is small but a good resting place for the 1/2 point. This is an excellent hike with few people on the trail. There was a slight breeze by the lake and there were no mosquitos or flies. August was a perfect time to visit - well worth the hike.

The trail head is not marked but once on the trail there is a wooden sign reading Satsop Lake so I knew I was on the correct trail. Primitive trail winds around the lake then keeps climbing. Lots of blow down and the trail gets lost a few times. Beautiful weather for our hike and we saw not one person driving up or hiking. By the time we got to top and realized we still had to decend down the other side to reach the end, we turned back.
So not sure what is at the end of the trail but not much view from top, to many trees.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

It was a great hike and we had a good time didn't make the lake because the forge was too deep and the water was very cold and running pretty fast for a safe crossing.
We plan on going back later in the year when the water is down the weather is warmer
The trail was ok but definitely primitive

camping
Thursday, July 02, 2015

Last three miles are haRd up. There is a nice valley with two ponds, these are not the lake, made that mistake the first trip up. Only a half mile past them and your there. Haven't tried fishing too many salamanders. Next time its a must

hiking
Sunday, June 28, 2015

Awesome trail. Great condition and best views ever

hiking
Thursday, June 05, 2014

We hiked this trail from the 2270 - 400 road, above Wynoochee Lake, beginning late, around 2 pm. It was a hike full of beautiful scenery and rugged terrain. Some side-slope scrambling, lots of roots and rock outcrops in the trail and several "interesting" stream crossings. There was only a little snow left near the pass and we turned back at 5 o'clock without quite reaching the pass. My feet became sore going downhill on the return trip so it was 6:45 by the time we returned to the truck for our drive home. I look forward to returning later this Summer to hike to Sundown Lake and back.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016