Olympia, WA 98512
- 3.2 miles
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 1000 feet
- Spring to Winter
The trail from West Snider Road gains 2,500 feet in 3.5 miles. Itbegins with a mile of gentle grade, turning into moderate to difficult grades with rock outcrops, a variety of plant life, and some impressive views.
The West Snider trailhead has aparking area provided by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The trailhead at Kloshe Nanitch has a small parking area, vaulttoilet and an information board.
From the lush temperate forestvalley, the trail climbs up to a transition with the high elevation Silver Fir Zone. This provides an especially wide spectrum of plant species found in both vegetation zones. Perched at the end ofthe trail on a rock outcrop, Kloshe Nanitch Lookout provides spectacular views of Mt. Olympus, the Sol Duc Valley and Lake Crescent.
The Kloshe Nanitch Traillinks the west side of Highway 101 area withKloshe Nanitch Lookout and the Snider Ridge trail which connects to the Mt. Muller Loop Trail. Opportunities include day hiking, mountain bikeriding, observing wild flowers and wildlife, and viewing scenery such as dramatic views of the Sol Duc Valley, Lake Crescent and Mt. Olympus.
Watch children when near rock outcrops and cliffs. Flower meadows are veryfragile. Please stay on the trail. Apply LEAVE NO TRACE techniques during your trip
Map + Directions
The lower trailhead is at the end ofW. Snider Road, which begins near milepost 211of US Highway 101, 20 miles east of Forks. FSroads #3040 and #3040-595 access the uppertrailhead at the Kloshe Nanitch lookout. Theyare steep, rocky one-lane roads with turnouts thatrequire experienced back road drivers and highclearance vehicles