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Hoh-Bogachiel Trail

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Length

8.2 Miles 13.1 Kilometers

69%

Runnable

Elevation

2,881' 878 m

Ascent

-2,736' -834 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

55%

Max Grade (29°)

3,288' 1,002 m

High

562' 171 m

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This primitive trail does not see much traffic and is likely to be a bit overgrown.

Megan W

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

Muddy, less maintained trail. Some downed trees.

Description

This somewhat obscure trail is also called the South Snider-Jackson Trail or Tumwata Trail. It was once named the South Snider-Jackson Trail because it used to connect two forest service stations called Snider and Jackson. The trail's other name, Tumwata Trail, comes from the creek at the northern end. There is no water to be found on this trail, so carry enough so you won't go thirsty.

Choose this trail if you are trying to connect the always popular Hoh River Trail and the more solitary Bogachiel River Trail. Starting at the southern end and heading north, leave the Hoh River valley and ascend the steep bench on the northern bank. Enjoy some brief level running before confronting the steep headwall ahead. Numerous short switchbacks take you to the impressive and densely forested ridge line which you'll follow north for several miles. Marvel at the giant trees on this route. This ridgetop travel is reasonably mellow, but the middle section of this trail gets less travel and care. Close to the mid-way point, the trail abruptly turns west and continues on a broader spine with Tumwata Creek deep in the valley below.

At about mile 6, the ridge running ends and the trail plunges downhill into the Bogachiel River Valley. A series of switchbacks descend the hillside bringing you closer to the end of Tumwata Creek where it empties into the Bogachiel River. To get across the Bogachiel River to access the Bogachiel River Trail, either use the Bogachiel River South Bank Trail in the upstream or downstream directions or look for flagging tied to trees which usually marks where other people have forded. Many users report fording near the Flapjack Camp.

Flora & Fauna

Elk, deer. Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock, silver fir, ferns, oxalis, salmonberry.

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