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Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

9.8 mile 15.8 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,010' 308 m
Descent: -764' -233 m
High: 1,086' 331 m
Low: 603' 184 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A great trail for runners looking to enjoy a semi-mellow day next to the river.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

A valid NW Forest Pass is required at the trailhead. Day & Annual Passes are available at FS offices and vendors, but not available at trailheads.

Runner Notes

Keep an eye out for wet roots!

Description

Lower Skokomish leads through old growth forest paralleling the South Fork Skokomish River. Points of interest include the old LeBar Claim, Church Creek Shelter and Harps Shelter.

This trail is gradual to moderate and travels ~10 miles to the Skokomish Upper South Fork Trail #873. Additionally, the trail receives yearly maintenance and is in good condition throughout its length.

Flora & Fauna

This trail meanders through ancient forest and parallels the South Fork Skokomish River. Points of interest include the old LeBar Claim, Church Creek Shelter and Harps Shelter. Olympic Elk (Roosevelt) can be observed throughout the river basin provided one is quiet and does not approach too closely.

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Oct 6, 2015
John Silkey
Beautiful mix of steep drops and climbs on relatively soft trail. Views of the river and mountains along the way. No traffic.

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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Looking upriver. We reached this area on a small side trail.
Aug 31, 2016 near Shelton, WA

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