Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873


Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail #873 Map.

Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail #873 Map.

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Area Status: Open

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
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


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:


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

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking: See day hiking description.

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: This trail receives yearly maintenance and is in good condition throughout its length. It ties into the Upper South Fork Trail.


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking: See day hiking description.

Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding: See day hiking description.

Viewing Wildlife

Recreation 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.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  • Recreation Passes