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Six Ridge
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Hoodsport
Begin your quest to Six Ridge by first hiking along the North Fork Skokomish Trail for 5.6 miles. From here the trail crosses the Skokomish river and the trail turns south. You will then cross Seven Stream and then steadily begin climbing through the forest. Here you reach the east end of the ridge and will have eight miles ahead of you that follows the ridge.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
View 32.8 mi 4 / 5 8 / 10 3950 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
July-October

Permits
A National Parks Pass is required to park here
 
Driving Directions:
From Hoodsport, west 9 miles on Lake Cushman Road to SR 24. Turn left and travel 6.5 miles to the trailhead near the Staircase Ranger Station.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Park
Wilderness Info Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.565.3100
http://www.nps.gov/olym

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The trail follows the North Fork Skokomish for the first 10 miles of its journey, with little effort. The trail begins at the Staircase Ranger Station along an old roadbed. Soon after leaving the trailhead you will encounter the Beaver Fire of 1985, ...Read More
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The hike to Wagonwheel Lake is used by many as a conditioning hike, as it climbs 3,250 feet in less than 3 miles. The lake is located in a small basin on the north side of Copper Mountain. Beautiful forests surround the lake but unfourtunatley there ...Read More
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