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Wynoochee Lake
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Wynoochee Lake
An easy 16 mile walk around Lake Wynoochee. Unfortunately, a good share of it is next to or actually on logging roads. Part of the trail that use to border the shoreline has been abandoned and moved to roads. Take caution here, as some of the signs can be confusing. The area can get quite busy at times, but it is a beautiful place that should be explored.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
Forest 16 mi 1 / 5 2.5 / 10 500 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs, Bikes

Accessibility
June

Permits
No Permits Needed
 
Hike Featured In...
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Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
Drive north from Montesanto on the Wynoochee Valley Road. Once you reach the lake the trail can be easly accessed in many places.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Forest
Headquarters
1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW
Olympia, Wa 98512
Tel: 360.956.2404
TTY: 360.956.2401
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #198 Grisdale
#198 Grisdale
Maidenhair falls vegitation Vine Maple
Highlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarDim StarDim Star Wynoochee Pass (7.4 mi away)
Wynoochee Pass Trail starts off along an old logging road within the national forest and quickly enters the national park. The trail makes a few switchbacks up to the small meadow at Wynoochee Pass. From here you can follow a lightly used footpath do...Read More
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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 ...Read More
Highlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarDim Star Upper South Fork Skokomish (10.4 mi away)
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Highlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted StarHighlighted Star Enchanted Valley (12.6 mi away)
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