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Spider Lake
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Hoodsport
The two mile loop around Spider Lake was restored in the mid 1900s, and we're glad it was. The lake is beautiful, as is the surrounding forests. You'll cross three bridges as you make your way around the lake and you'll find some fishing spots and view points around the lake too.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Lake 2 mi 2 / 5 6 / 10 250 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
Year-round

Permits
No pass required
 
Hike Featured In...
Day Hiking Olympic PeninsulaDay Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Shelton, head north on US 101 for 7 miles. Turn left at milepost 340 onto the Skokomich Valley Road. Drive 5.5 miles, and then bear right at a V intersection onto Forest Road 23. In 1 mile the pavement ends, continue on this road until entering into the Olympic National Forest. Continue for 6 miles on FR 23 to a signed junction. Bear left, continuing on FR 23 for 8 miles. Find a pullout and a sign on the left.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District - Quilcene Office
295142 Highway 101 S.
P.O. Box 280
Quilcene, Wa 98376
Tel: 360.765.2200
TTY: 360.765.2200
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #199 Mount Tebo
#199 Mount Tebo
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