Olympia, WA 98512
- 2.9 miles
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 800 feet
- Spring to Winter
This trail is in the Mt. Skokomish Wilderness. Peek-a-boo views ofLake Cushman, Prospect Ridge, Dow Mountain,and Lightning Peak may be seen on the ascent.The trail travels through a quiet, old growthforest, and from the ridge loop trail, views ofBear Gulch Valley, Mt. Ellinor, Mt. Washington,Mt. Pershing, and the distant Huckleberrydrainage may be seen. This trail has beenadopted by a dedicated volunteer group and thusreceives maintenance year round. The trail isextremely steep and is very hard on the legscoming down. Use caution. Ice axe (when snowis present), good hiking boots and the tenessentials are highly recommended. The ridgeroute is marked with orange diamonds to helpwith route finding in winter conditions. This trailis considered most difficult due to steep grades.
Small parking area just off of F.S. Road No. 24 with toilet. No potable water.
Old growth forest, with tantalizingglimpses of Lake Cushman. Open views fromthe summit and upper portion of the ridge route.
Day hiking, wildlifeobservation and fantastic views at the summit.
Motorized vehicles, mountainbikes and stock are prohibited. Fires above 3,500 feet elevation and groups consisting ofmore than 12 people are prohibited within theMt. Skokomish Wilderness.
Map + Directions
Travel Highway 101 to Hoodsport.Turn onto State Route 119, travel 9.0 miles tothe junction with FS Rd.#24. Turn left and driveapproximately 3.0 miles to Mt. Rose trailhead.