Day Hike - Wagonwheel Lake & Silver Snag Hill

Enjoy the mountains, with a 4000-foot-gain, moderate-pace hike, passing Wagonwheel Lake and continuing up to a high point with spectacular views.

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,730 ft
  • Pace: moderate - see leader notes

Meet at Mud Bay Park and Ride lot 7:30 am, estimated 9:00 am at Staircase trailhead.

This is a hike to enjoy the mountains . . . with a moderate pace (your pace as long as it's steady).

There is a bit of steep way trail above the lake. 


Wagonwheel Lake & Silver Snag Hill

  • USGS Mt Skokomish

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Poles if you use them.

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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