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Bogachiel River
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Forks
The Bogachiel River is an excellent choice for grand sites, and solitude. The trail begins along an old logging road and enters the national park and rainforest after 2 miles. Massive trees surround you, very green in color from the heavy rains that come off the Pacific. The trail is mostly flat and moves in and out of the forest staying close to the river and camps can be spotted throughout the hike. Washouts are common along the river, so be prepared to have to make your way around obstacles. Flapjack Camp is located at 10 miles and here the Bogachiel River trail leaves the main branch of the river and begins following the North Fork Bogachiel River towards High Divide. At 15 Mile Shelter (14.5 miles) the rivers rushes through a deep gorge, giving the best sites the trail has to offer. Hyak Camp is located at 17.6 miles and 21 Mile Camp at 20.8. Here the trail overlooks the Bogachiel and meadows. From here the trail connects to Mink Lake or Deer Lake Trails at 25.5 miles and is used for through hikers via the Sol Duc Valley.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Forest 43.2 mi 3 / 5 8.5 / 10 6000 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Horses

Accessibility
Year round

Permits
Federal Northwest Forest Pass to park. Overnight stays require backcountry camping permits
 
Hike Featured In...
Day Hiking Olympic PeninsulaDay Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Forks, Sount on US 101 for 6 miles. Left (east) on Undie Road for 4 miles to trailhead at the end of the road.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Park
Olympic Wilderness Information Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.565.3130
Fax: 360.565.3015
TTY: 1.800.833.6388
http://www.nps.gov/olym

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #493 High Rock
#493 High Rock
Green Trails #133 Mount Tom
#133 Mount Tom
Custom Correct Bogachiel Valley
Bogachiel Valley
Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin - Hoh
Seven Lakes Basin - Hoh
Permits
Northwest Forest Pass
Northwest Forest Pass
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