Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873
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.
At a Glance
|Open Season:||Year round - weather dependent|
|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|
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:
- Skokomish Lower South Fork 120 Road Access - Drive another 1/2 mile past the horse camp to the 120 spur, turn left and drive to the end of the spur.
Vault toilet, parking area, and picnic table at Lower South Fork Trailhead.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Mountain BikingRecreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
BackpackingRecreation areas with activity Backpacking: See day hiking description.
Horse RidingRecreation areas with activity Horse Riding:
Viewing WildlifeRecreation areas with activity Viewing Wildlife: Olympic (Roosevelt) Elk can be observed throughout the river basin provided one is quiet and does not approach too closely.
Alerts & Warnings
- Olympic National Forest Enters Campfire Phase 1 Restrictions
- Flood Damage & Road Closure Updates
- Temp Road Closure on FS Road 2480
- Sustainable Trails Feedback Form now Available
- Herbicide applications to occur on Olympic National Forest
- Alcohol Ban along Lake Cushman Corridor (FS-24) remains in effect