Kloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1


View of Lake Crescent from Kloshe Nanitch viewpoint

This is a dog friendly trail. It begins with a mile of gentle grade up to the first stream crossing, turning into moderate and then difficult grades with rock outcrops, a variety of plant life, and some impressive views. The Kloshe Nanitch Trail accesses Kloshe Nanitch Lookout and links the west side of the Sol Duc Valley via Snider Ridge to Mt. Muller Loop Trail.

From the lush temperate forest valley, the trail climbs up to a transition with the high elevation Silver Fir Zone. There are an especially wide spectrum of plant species within these two vegetation zones. Perched at the end of the trail on a rock outcrop, Kloshe Nanitch Lookout observation area provides spectacular views of the Sol Duc Valley, Mt. Olympus and Lake Crescent.

Caution: Watch children when near rock outcrops and cliffs. Flower meadows are very fragile. Please stay on the trail.

View a printable recreation opportunity guide: Kloshe Nanitch Trail #882.1 (PDF)

At a Glance

Open Season: Mid-Spring
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Forks, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at the Kloshe Nanitch.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District, Forks office

General Information


Access this trail from Kloshe Nanitch Trailhead or Kloshe Nanitch Lookout Observation Site, the upper trailhead.

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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