North Fork Skokomish River


Backpack - North Fork Skokomish River

This is a mentored lead backpack for Justin Fuehrer. Easy overnight backpack trip. We will plan on staying at spike camp with optional day hikes around the area.

  • Easy, Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 625 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0

Drive US-101 to Hoodsport and turn west onto SR-119. Continue 9.3 miles to an intersection, turn left and drive 1.7 miles where the road becomes Forest Road 24. In another 2.7 miles, turn right and continue 1.2 miles to the Staircase Ranger Station and trailhead (875 ft).

We will plan on meeting at the trailhead at 8am to attempt an early start to get camp sites at spike camp and give us time for optional day hikes.

Easy backpack trip with potential optional day hikes from spike camp.


North Fork Skokomish River

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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