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Wagonwheel Lake
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Hoodsport
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 are little views.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Lake 5.8 mi 5 / 5 6 / 10 3250 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
July-November

Permits
A National Parks Pass is required to park here
 
Driving Directions:
From Hoodsport, west 9 miles on Lake Cushman Road to Forest Service Road 24. Turn left and drive 6.5 miles to the trailhead at the Staircase Ranger Station.
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

Maps
Green Trails #167 Mount Steel
#167 Mount Steel
USGS Mount Skokomish
Mount Skokomish
Custom Correct Enchanted Valley - Skokomish
Enchanted Valley - Skokomish
Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
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