Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873

 

Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail #873 Map.

Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail #873 Map.

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Trail leads through old growth forest paralleling the South Fork Skokomish River. Good trail for mountain bikes, horses, and fishing in the nearby river. Points of interest include the old LeBar Claim, Church Creek Shelter and Harps Shelter. This trail is gradual to moderate and travels 10.3 miles to the Skokomish Upper South Fork Trailhead.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 1/26/2019: Hiked the trail from the Lebar Horse Camp Trailhead to Camp Comfort, and returned via the road-to-trail 190-2355 spur connector trail and Forest Service Road 2355.  The road in to the TH was snow free.  The trail is in great condition over this section.  There was some continuous puddling in the trail ditch just beyond Homestead Camp for ~50 feet, but the trail was otherwise mainly dry with a few other muddy sections.  There is some blowdown (~6 trees) spread out along the trail, but most was fairly passable.  The creeks were running high'ish but still cross-able with some interesting hops.  FSR2355 has ~3 blowdowns across it that will require a chainsaw to clear. -mpe
Open Season: Year round - weather dependent
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Shelton, WA
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at the Lower South Fork Skokomish Trailhead for day use.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene Office

General Information

Directions:

From Shelton travel north on US Highway 101 for 6 miles and turn west onto the Skokomish Valley Road. Travel 5.3 miles, then turn right onto Forest Service Road #23 and drive 9.0 miles to Forest Service Road #2353. Turn right onto Forest Service Road #2353 and drive 3/4 mile. After crossing the river, turn left and drive 0.2 mile to Skokomish Lower South Fork Trailhead (fee site) 

Continue 0.4 mile to Skokomish Lower South Fork via Lebar Trailhead - Stock access

The wildlife gate beyond LeBar Horse Camp is open from May 1 - Oct. 1:


Parking:

Vault toilet, parking area, and picnic table at Lower South Fork Trailhead.


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