Skookum Flats


Day Hike - Skookum Flats

Imagine thick layers of moss and fungi and a canopy so thick with Douglas Firs, Cedars, Elms, Birch and Vine Maple trees barely allowing sunlight to reach the forest floor. An easy out and back day hike along the west bank of the White River. It is a 4.6 mile round trip but relatively flat with a few ups and downs that adding up to about 500 feet of elevation gain.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 4.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

We can meet at the:

Park & Ride-Maple Valley
  • Address: 23033 Renton Maple Valley Rd SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038
  • Please be there by 9am.  
  • We can consolidate cars if desired
  • From Maple Valley to Enumclaw to Rt 410 East
  • From Enumclaw, drive east 25 miles on SR 410. Turn right Forest Service Road 73

A National Forest Service Pass, a Northwest Forest Pass or National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass is required for each vehicle.  A Discover Pass is NOT accepted. This trail is shared with mountain bikes, deer and elk.  I hope we see the latter.  Area is snow free.  I will monitor weather reports daily.


Skookum Flats

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Rain gear
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