Spider Lake

An easy two-mile loop hike around Spider Lake in south part of Olympic National Forest. It is good for wildlife watching and enjoying big trees, spring wildflowers, log bridges, waterfalls and marshlands. Great for families and all "kids" ages.

getting there

From Shelton, drive US-101 towards Hoodsport, turn left onto the Skokomish Valley Road, and continue straight while following the signs towards the Skokomish Recreation Area and Forest Road 23, about 6 miles. Bear right onto Forest Road 23—the road switches between being paved and unpaved—and bear left at the junction to continue on Forest Road 23. Continue for ~8 miles to the trailhead on the left (1,300 ft). There is additional parking right across the road in a small lot. 

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft
  • 1,400 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Forest
    Hood Canal Ranger District (ONF)
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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