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Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail #873

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

9.8 mile 15.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

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

Tom Robson

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

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 Trailhead. Additionally, the trail receives yearly maintenance and is in good condition throughout its length.

There is only one "out" on the trail, at the five-mile mark, which leads you back to the fire road. This can be a life saver if you do this as an up-and-back. This ride will take you longer than you might expect as there is a good amount of hike-a-bike. If you ride to the end, it deposits you onto a fire road on the other side of the river from where you started, making for a 21+ mile loop. The ascent listed in the description is just wrong. We did the up-and-back and the total ascent was around 3,200'.

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Jul 28, 2018
Eric Laun
Up and back is a long slog with a good amount of unsaddling and pushing bike. It was beautiful but no reason to go back. More of a hiking trail 20mi
Sep 30, 2017
Martin Rockwell
Ran out of light and had to turn back. Classic Olympic rain forest. Beautiful. Got rained on a fair bit. 5mi
May 7, 2017
Fred Gibson
Did as an out n back, Tons of deadfall made this a moderatly difficult ride. Even without the deadfall its still at least moderate. 15mi
Aug 11, 2016
Star Fangled Nut
7mi
Apr 4, 2016
bryan woodhouse
25.1mi
Oct 16, 2015
bryan woodhouse
Jun 28, 2015
Shawn Christman
11.2mi — 2h 02m

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#340

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Many sections forest just like this on the Skokomish Lower South Fork Trail
Mar 9, 2015 near Belfair, WA
Up river view near the ford.
Oct 17, 2015 near Belfair, WA
Three fallen trees across the trail.
Oct 17, 2015 near Belfair, WA

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