Kloshe Nanitch Lookout Observation Site

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

View of Mount Olympus from new Kloshe Nanitch viewing platform

The first forest fire was reported from this fire lookout site in 1918. Kloshe Nanitch Lookout structure has been removed but the area is maintained as a viewpoint. 

On a clear day stunning views of the Sol Duc Watershed from its headwaters around Mt. Olympus as it snakes through the Sol Duc Valley to where it flows into the Pacific Ocean at LaPush.  It is accessed by Forest Service Road #3040-595 or by hiking Kloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1 from the Kloshe Nanitch Trailhead. on the West Snider Road.  The road is a steep one lane gravel road with turnouts.  Experienced back road drivers are highly recommended. 

View a printable recreation opportunity guideKloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1 (PDF)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Site is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Forks, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Passes: A valid recreation pass is required for day use.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District, Forks office

General Information

General Notes:

Kloshe Nanitch Lookout empty deck after the lookout structure was removed in October 2012 for safety reasons.

 The original deck of Kloshe Nanitch Lookout

The restored historic Kloshe Nanitch Lookout before it was removed in October 2012.

Historic Kloshe Nanitch Lookout has been removed.


Directions:

From Forks, WA travel northeast on US Highway 101 for 20 miles. Turn left onto West Snider Road and follow for about 0.5 miles and go left towards Forest Service Road 3041 and travel 5 miles and stay right on Forest Road 3040. Then stay right on the 595 spur road for about a mile to the old Lookout site and the top of Kloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1. 

Alert: Forest Service Road 3040-595, which accesses the upper trailhead at the Kloshe Nanitch lookout, is a steep, rocky one-lane road with turnouts that requires experienced back road drivers and high clearance vehicles.


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