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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +254/96 ft
Total: 16 riders

Mountain Biking Skokomish Lower South Fork / Trail #873

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#86 of 1,206 mountain bike trails in Washington
#4,736 in the world

Trail leads through old growth forest paralleling the South Fork Skokomish River. Good trail for mountain bikes, horses, and fishing in the nearby river. Points of interest include the old LeBar Claim, Church Creek Shelter and Harps Shelter. This trail is gradual to moderate and travels 10.3 miles to the Skokomish Upper South Fork Trailhead. via fs.usda.gov

First added by Jeff Barber on Oct 10, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
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  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Shelton travel north on US Highway 101 for 6 miles and turn west onto the Skokomish Valley Road. Travel 5.3 miles, then turn right onto Forest Service Road #23 and drive 9.0 miles to Forest Service Road #2353. Turn right onto Forest Service Road #2353 and drive 3/4 mile. After crossing the river, turn left and drive 0.2 mile to Skokomish Lower South Fork Trailhead (fee site)
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    Rode this trail last weekend (April 2 '17). I was getting off my bike every couple hundred meters for blown down trees. The trail is washed out in the switchbacks where you initially descend . My advice is to go over the washout as if you were continuing down the trail. That way is much easier than cutting down the switchback. The trail seems like it would be a lot of fun if I didn't have to get off my bike so often. I'll check it out later in the season.

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  • RobertBrz2

    I rode this last summer when I was new to WA...more of a distance grind than fun....Not very well marked especially when it comes to crossing the river...I turned back at that point....Seems like more a horse trail that has never been embraced by the local bikers...Stay in Cap Forest and have some real fun....

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  • Josh L

    By far the most beautiful trail that I've ever been on. The forest service does and awesome job of maintaining this wonderful trail. It is well marked at all intersections and has nice bridges over all major water crossings. I wouldn't call it beginner friendly but very well worth the trip to the Olympics for a ride or hike.

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