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Upper South Fork Skokomish
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Upper South Fork Skokomish
From the trailhead, the Upper South Fork Skokomish River Trail heads north and the Lower South Fork Trail goes south (make sure you go the correct direction). You'll start off hiking 0.5 miles on a old grassy road. At 0.75 miles you'll encounter a narrow shelf. Use caution here as you can glance straight down. At 1.2 miles you will cross Rule Creek on a bridge, before crossing the South Fork on another bridge. You'll climb from here, as you cross a number of side streams (yes, you may get wet). At 2.25 miles you will cross the South Fork. If the old washed out bridge hasn't been replaced you will need to cross the river, use extreme caution if you think it is safe to do so. After crossing the river, you'll continue up the valley, alongside the river. At 3.25 miles the trail turns away from the river, and climbs some more as the trail gets rockier. At 4 miles you will come to Startup Creek, which makes a good turnaround point.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
River 8 mi 3 / 5 7 / 10 1100 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Horses

Accessibility
June-October

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Hike Featured In...
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By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Hoodsport, drive south 7 miles to Skokomish Valley Road. Turn right and drive 5.5 miles to Forest Service Road 23. Turn right and drive 13 miles to Forest Service Road 2361. Turn right and drive 5.5 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.
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 #166 Mount Christie
#166 Mount Christie
Green Trails #167 Mount Steel
#167 Mount Steel
USGS Lightning Peak
Lightning Peak
USGS Mount Tebo
Mount Tebo
USGS Mount Olson
Mount Olson
USGS Mount Hoquiam
Mount Hoquiam
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