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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 27, 2020
HikingGreat!

This “hike” is just walking on a flat logging road for a mile. Nothing to look at along the way and no interesting terrain. However, everyone obviously comes here for the bridge. I’ve been twice now and it’s totally worth climbing if you at all want to. The steel support can be scaled if you’re somewhat in shape and careful. Be advised: getting down is much harder. The drop is about 25 feet. The first time I came with no plan to get down and fortunately got help from someone who showed up. The second time I brought a robe and left it. Even with the rope; getting down is difficult. The boards on this bridge have withstood 100 years and it shows. While I’m sure they will not tear the bridge down, time will deteriorate it until it’s no longer accessible. Enjoy it while we still can.

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Chad Mackley reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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Steven Teodoro reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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Steven Teodoro reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 7, 2020
Nature tripsGreat!
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 31, 2020
Hiking

Such beautiful giant mossy trees. Trees and moss were really the highlight of the hike. Even the few downed trees made it more fun and adventurous to scramble over. Download your map before starting, there were lots of trail intersections. A couple nice views of the river bed and worth going down to check it out. Less water this late in the summer so all crossings were simple.

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Jessie Darland reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 26, 2020

I went a few years ago and it was beautiful, I hear they have since Disassembled it to prevent people from going on.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarAugust 23, 2020
Walking

Short hike. To see the best view, follow the signs that says “side view“. Not much shade, easy for any skill level hiker.

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Fernando Melendez reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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CampingGreat!Over grown
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chex leminaux reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 11, 2020
Hiking

Sweet short little hike!

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Dustin Schumacher reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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Mountain biking

Trail was pretty overgrown after the first 5 miles. Scenery was incredible, especially the old growth trees.

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Mountain bikingOver grown
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Calvin Wheeler reviewed Shady Lane Trail [CLOSED]
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Hiking

Easy trail, until you get to the overgrown no trail in sight not real end. I added a screenshot of the part where we could go no further, because we couldn’t find the trail anywhere. Peaceful walk tho. The river was real pretty tho!

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Erica Rieffanaugh reviewed Shady Lane Trail [CLOSED]
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WalkingGreat!

Trail is narrow, single file. parking at Staircase was a 45 minute wait. The Ranger directed us to this trail which loops into the Staircase Rapid Loop. Added and easy couple miles to our already planned day. No problem to navigate and we saved all that time that we would have been waiting for parking.

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Mary Beth Petruska reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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HikingBlowdownBugsOver grown

We took two cars and completed the entire length of the lower section in a one-way trip from the upper trailhead (end of FS 2361) to the lower trailhead. There has evidently been some nice trail work completed on the first couple of miles, to the river crossing. Note that the newly built section of trail is further away from the river and goes right to Church Creek Shelter. If you’re following trail 873 on your GPS or on here, don’t follow it left at the Y at around the 0.7 miles mark. Go right. That’s the new section. The original trail was washed out. I had not been able to find any recent reports on this, so we went ahead to the right at first. Then when we got a bit ahead, I was unsure so consulted my GPS and saw that we were not on 873. We decided to backtrack. We went back and took the left junction (on the original trail) and got to the washout and realized the other trail must be the re-route. Which it was. Nicely done, too, and there are a few ribbons on the trees, evidence of where the re-route had been marked. Anyway, that backtrack added 1.4 miles to our trek. So subtract that from our total mileage. River was easily crossed at the new spot, with water just up to knees. After the crossing, the trail is overgrown and a few major trees we had to clamber over. Trail was easy to follow except in a few spots where I again consulted the All Trails map/GPS just to be sure. I would recommend wearing long pants. We did hang out and dunk ourselves in the river as this was a warm day. Most of the trail is in the woods and not a lot of exposure which is why we chose this trail for the warm day. Overall the trail is a bit of a slog, with not much to see. It’s always fascinating to see how the rivers continue to shape the landscape and of course the wonder of the majestic trees always inspires, but I won’t do this hike again.

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Sara Beth Cannon reviewed Vance Creek Bridge [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
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Hiking

Don’t be dumb. Stay off the bridge.

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Eric Gorskie reviewed Shady Lane Trail [CLOSED]
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HikingOver grown

Parts of this trail are a little overgrown but overall an easy hike that will work for all ages. Good views of the river to start and a tree canopy for the rest.

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Jessica Celmer reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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HikingRocky
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Elizabeth Blowers reviewed Vance Creek Bridge [PRIVATE PROPERTY]
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HikingNo shadePrivate property

Plenty of parking. No shade on most of the walk out so bring sunscreen. Side view is more beautiful than straight on. Getting up on the bridge is very dangerous and sticky/smelly. Wouldn’t advise. Brought my dog and he did great. Sneakers or hiking shoes would work. No bathroom. Road was pretty well maintained getting out there.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 6, 2020
Hiking

Nice & easy trail to the bridge & back basically just a dirt road, I took the “side view trail” on the way to the bridge it was a little narrow & grown out

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 28, 2020
Hiking

Quick and easy hike. The bridge is really hard and sketchy to get on to. Not worth the risk in my opinion but it was fun watching other people balance beam their way across. If you keep going further up the road you drove in on, you can hike around spider lake as well. The dirt road coming in is well maintained, and we saw many smaller vehicles making the trip.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 15, 2020
Hiking

Found old photos and was reminiscing on my time in Washington when I did this pretty sketchy hike lol. It was super short and sweet but getting across the bridge is a WHOLE different story was for sure one of the SCARIEST things I’ve ever done!!!

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Rachel Bouchard reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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Hiking

One of my favorite hikes! It’s so beautiful and relatively easy. Beautiful views of the Skokomish river just a really nice walk through the forest.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 11, 2020
HikingClosedOff trail

This trail is nostalgic to me. The first time I did it was 3 years ago & the bridge was easy to get on to.. Now, I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re afraid of heights. This is by far the most dangerous bridge in Washington. A lot of the wood that used to be there is gone. Now you have to walk across a medal beam that’s about 2ft wide & 40ft high to get to the bridge. The bridge itself is scary and dangerous. I will not be doing this again but it was worth the thrill. Walked all the way across and back. Also, I heard rumors theirs another trail on the other side now ;)

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