Forks area


Snider Ridge provides a scenic backdrop to the Sol Duc River in summer.

Spanning the inland northwest portion of the peninsula near Forks, WA this area offers recreation opportunities with a close proximity to Sol Duc, Bogachiel and North Fork Calawah Rivers. Lake Crescent, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific coast are also nearby. The Bogachiel River Trail leads through rainforest in the Bogachiel River valley into the Olympic National Park.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Forks
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District, Forks office

General Information


From Aberdeen, WA take Highway 101 north for 107 miles to the north part of Forks, WA (53 miles west of Port Angeles). Then turn east on to Tillicum Lane and follow the road for about two blocks to the district office at 437 Tillicum Lane.

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Recreation sites in the Forks area  


View of Mount Olympus from new Kloshe Nanitch viewing platform

Horseback rider on Mt. Muller Trail

Day hike up the Kloshe Nanitch Lookout Trail for views of the Sol Duc Valley, Mt. Olympus and Lake Crescent. Walk the universally accessible Pioneer's Path Nature Trail and read the interpretive signs.


Take a longer hike or horseback ride up Snider Jackson Trail (area is unavailable)for shows of high alpine wildflowers, and views of Mt. Olympus overlooking clear waters of Lake Crescent and the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

Bogachiel River in front of the Homestead Trail

Camp along the Sol Duc River

Hike a loop on the Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail #825 and enjoy the short wetland loop. Continue on #825 into the Bogachiel Valley that extends into the Olympic National Park.


Camp and fish at Klahowya Campground along the banks of the scenic Sol Duc River, or at Klahanie Campground along the South Fork Calawah River--in a forest canopy with old growth spruce, hanging mosses, and a lush carpet of wood sorrel and sword fern.

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