Skookum Flats


Day Hike - Skookum Flats

Explore the beauty of the White River Valley, including nearby Skookum Falls, while hiking six miles RT along the White River through both old growth and deciduous forests, to our sunny and picturesque lunch spot on a sandbar of the river.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 2.5 mph

Meet at 9:30 AM at the Enumclaw Ranger Station on Roosevelt Ave (SR 410).

After consolidating cars at the Enumclaw Ranger Station, we will caravan to the trailhead parking lot just west of SR 410, a short distance past Greenwater.  Restrooms are at both the meeting place and the trailhead and at two intermediate spots on our driving route.  Our easy and forested hiking route provides protection from the weather.  Cars parked at the trailhead must display the Northwest Forest Pass or the equivalent.  We customarily stop at Wapiti Woolies in Greenwater for huckleberry ice cream on the drive back from this hike.


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
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