Shady Lane Nature Trail

Shady Lane Nature Trail – 1.4mi / 2.3km

This easy trail explores along the North Fork Skokomish River and the surrounding bottomlands. After crossing over the bridge, take an immediate left at the sign to follow the river downstream.

You’ll travel along the river where campers frequently play in the water. After crossing Elk Creek, shaded by maple trees draped in moss, you’ll traverse along cliffs before dropping down into the flats with enormous, towering cedars and spruce.

Continue on the level trail to the road before turning around.

Trailhead: From Hoodsport, take Hwy 119 towards Cushman-Staircase Recreation Area. Follow the signs all the way to the ranger station in the national park. Trail starts just across the gated bridge over the river. 

Elevation Gain: 30ft / 9m – Elevation Loss: 30ft / 9m

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