Wynoochee Lake Shore- Maidenhair Falls Trailhead


Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail map

Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail #878 Map.

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Area Status: Open
Wynoochee Falls makes a perfect summer swimming hole.

Meander through a stand of impressive old growth along the northern section of  Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail to Maidenhair Falls. When the falls are flowing heavily they resemble a mainden’s hair as they cascade off a boulder below.

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene office

General Information


From Olympia, WA travel north on Highway 101 towards Shelton, WA for about 19 miles. Take the exit towards Matlock and travel approximately 15 miles on Dayton-Matlock Road. From Matlock, continue straight at the junction onto the Matlock-Deckerville Road, which turns into the Boundary Road. Drive 8.8 miles, make a right turn onto Cougar-Smith Road and drive about 5.5 miles to Forest Service Road #22. 

Turn right on Forest Service Road #22 and drive 15 miles on Forest Service Road #22 to a major intersection and take Forest Service Road 2270 on the east side of Wynoochee Lake towards Wynoochee Falls.

Maidenhair Falls

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