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Wynoochee Lake Shore Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (7)

This is a nice trail around a beautiful man-made lake with good views of Mount Olympus.


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Map Key

15.5

Miles

25.0

KM

97%

Runnable

1,019' 310 m

High

759' 231 m

Low

1,094' 334 m

Up

1,112' 339 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

There is a nice picnic area with restrooms at the trailhead near the dam. The trail rolls along past the Coho camping area. It is pretty well-kept, with only small amounts of brush along the way, though there is the occasional creek crossing and large, downed tree across the trail.

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  3.6 from 7 votes

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Maidenhair Falls. The trail crosses the Wynoochee River West Branch on a sturdy footbridge at this point (a little east of the Hiking Project's blue line - the location matches the white trail shown on the base map).
Jun 22, 2021 near Quinault, WA
These forests were lush with sword fern (shown here) as well as deer fern, maidenhair fern, coralroot, bleeding heart, corydalis, bunchberry, twinflower, pipsissewa, and other native plants.
Jun 22, 2021 near Quinault, WA
View from the west shore at the very north end of Wynoochee Lake, where the Wynoochee River begins to widen.
Jun 22, 2021 near Quinault, WA
View of Mount Olympus
Mar 31, 2018 near Quinault, WA
This classic Pacific Northwest forest has plenty of ferns, moss, and lichens, but it's not old growth. I met an old-timer who used to log these forests and now comes back to throw his sleeping bag on a mat and sleep under the stars.
Jun 22, 2021 near Quinault, WA
Creek crossing
Mar 31, 2018 near Quinault, WA

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