Brown Creek Nature Loop Trail #877


Brown Creek Trail Map.

Brown Creek Trail Map.

Brown Creek Beaver Pond in April.

Brown Creek Nature Loop Trail is a 0.8 mile loop around a beaver pond and is a great wildlife viewing area. The trail has an easy grade along the south half, leaving from the Interpretive Trailhead. There are steeper grades along the north half. Some individuals may need assistance due to the steeper grades along the north half of this trail. This trail has a compacted surface. 

Interpretive signs discuss the wetland ecology and its associated wildlife. A great hike for families.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles and stock are prohibited.
Closest Towns: Shelton, WA
Water: Potable Water available at Campground during the season.
Restroom: Vault Toilets within Campground
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District - Quilcene

General Information


From Shelton, WA take US Highway 101 for 6 miles north. Then turn west onto the Skokomish Valley Road. Follow Skokomish Valley Road for about 5 miles to Forest Service Road 23. Turn right and drive 9.0 miles to Forest Service Road 2353. Turn right and drive approximately ¾ mile to the South Fork Skokomish River Bridge. Cross the bridge and go right to get to the main Campground, or turn left to get to the Interpretive Trailhead.


Brown Creek Interpretive Trailhead provides a year-round accessible vault toilet. There is potable water available at this trailhead during the season only.

There are accessible toilets and potable water within the main Brown Creek Campground during the open season.

General Notes:

Trillium flower and sword fern fronds in April along Brown Creek Nature Trail.

 Trillium, Brown Creek Nature Trail in April, please do not pick the flowers. Sword Fern Fronds at Brown Creek Nature Trail in April as they start to unfurl.


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