Area Status: Open
This trail wanders through old growth forest and crosses the South Fork Skokomish River and other streams several times before reaching an old avalanche chute at approximately 1.8 miles. The trail then begins to climb up the canyon above the Skokomish River Valley.
This trail is gradual to steep. It travels 4.9 miles to the park boundary and 7.6 miles to Sundown lake within the Park.
Alert!: The trail receives minimal maintenance to the park boundary. It is in a primitive condition within the park. Backcountry skills and equipment such as map, compass, and altimeter are highly recommended for traveling beyond the park boundary.
The road is closed to motor vehicles 5 miles prior to reaching the trailhead between Oct. 1st and April 30th due to a wildlife closure.
View a printable recreation opportunity guide: Upper South Fork Skokomish Trail #873 (PDF File)
At a Glance
|| 5/18/16: First creek crossing reported to be tricky, second footbridge is broken
Olympic National Park permit is necessary past park boundary.
Motorized vehicles and mountain bikes prohibited.
This trail is closed to horses at the Park Boundary.
Mountain bikes, pets and firearms are prohibited in the Olympic NationalPark.
Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office
Located 22 miles northwest of Shelton in the Skokomish River Recreation Area.
Skokomish Upper/Lower South Fork Trailhead
Stock unloading ramp and parking for up to 8 vehicles.