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North Inlet

Intermediate
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This wooded trail follows along a pretty inlet of Lake Cushman.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

97%

Runnable

793' 242 m

High

750' 229 m

Low

73' 22 m

Up

94' 29 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Views

Skokomish Park is a privately operated campground and day-use area. Day-use fees are $10 per vehicle.

Runner Notes

This is a good option if you're looking to tie together some sections of singletrack while visiting the park. There are some roots scattered throughout, but they're no issue if you watch your step.

Description

The east end of the trail begins off Hwy 119 beside a culvert. Head into the trees to follow a narrow root-strewn path through the trees and thick underbrush. Soon, it descends through a small ravine and continues along the opposite edge, where runners will get their first glimpse of the lake.

The rolling terrain leads into a short descent before reaching the road. A nearby bench provides a nice spot to enjoy the view of the water before continuing up the road to reach a small, wooden handrail on the left. This next section is more traveled and in better shape. Follow the winding path through the trees and vegetation to come to the edge of the embankment.

The views across the water get better as you go and there are two small viewpoints at the edge of the eroded embankment. The elevated bank above the water and open trees give the trail an almost "coastal" feeling that's quite pleasant.

The trail eventually returns to the road to cross over another culvert. The narrow singletrack works around the edge of the small ravine before continuing to parallel the lake, though it's not very visible at this point. After passing through a scraggly area of trees, the trail nears the road before turning back into the woods. The undulating singletrack works its way back for some more views of the lake before a steeper exit leads down to the beach.

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Shared By:

Eric Ashley

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The start of the North Inlet Trail is quite a bit more dense than the rest of the trail.
Apr 18, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
Look closely and you may find a few early season blooms.
Apr 18, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
This is the base of a small lush ravine along the North Inlet Trail.
Apr 18, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
The views from the embankment are worth moving out to the edge.
Apr 18, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
Ribbons of singletrack and lake views make the North Inlet Trail a great option.
Apr 18, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA
Enjoy a mossy viewpoint on the North Inlet Trail at Skokomish Park at Lake Cushman.
Apr 18, 2017 near Hoodsport, WA

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