We want your visit to Olympic National Forest to be enjoyable and safe. Please be aware that weather and road conditions can change very rapidly, and plan your trip accordingly. Review outdoor safety information to learn more about being prepared for any activity.
View a list of Forest Road conditions. Please contact your local ranger station during business hours to inquire about a specific route. Please note that wildlife gates are closed from October 1 until May 1.
Forest Road Safety: A significant amount of rain falls on the Olympic Peninsula annually, and forest roads are prone to flooding and washouts. Do not ever attempt to cross road washouts since you could easily get trapped. Always use extreme caution while driving on forest roads. Travel with your lights on, obey speed limits, and watch for pedestrians and other vehicles.
Beginning week of August 1, 2016, road work will be taking place on Forest Service Road 23, Milepost 9, on the Hood Canal Ranger District. Delays are expected to last from to 5 to 30 min. Monday through Friday and work is projected up to last three weeks. Also, the Oxbow Parking Area will be closed Monday through Friday for staging of materials and equipment for the duration of the project. /content/FSEPRD513592
The road will be reopened as soon as the work has been completed.
Bogachiel Trailhead is not accessible to vehicle traffic. This trailhead accesses Bogachiel Rain Forest River Trail and Ira Spring Wetland Trail which are part of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. While the closure does not restrict foot access there is no suitable parking area.