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Wynoochee Lake

Wynoochee Trail

Key Info

2 of 5 (technical difficulty)
3 of 5 (physical difficulty)
NW Washington


17 miles total
999' elevation gain
100% single track
47.38672821 lat.
-123.6075211 long.


Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail is a 13 or 16.5 mile loop depending on whether you decide to ford the river or follow the trail the extra 2 miles each way to the bridge. There's lots of smooth single track here reminicent of the Lewis River Trail but also lots of ups and downs, excessive brush, and washouts. It's pretty much in the middle of nowhere and should be considered a real adventure trail. That said, there is a campground and swimming beach at the lake and logging roads close by to most of the trail. Thing is, people boat and swim here but don't hike more than the first few miles of the trail in each direction from the campground.

This trail has a little of everything.  Much like the Lewis River trail, it has lots of ups and down getting around creeks flowing into the lake.  It is hard to get current info on most of the trail. You can try this link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/olympic/recreation#cond or call (360) 765-2200. The west side is slightly more rugged than the east but both have lots of fast and smooth sections.

WTA has been doing trail work now and then but seems to be concentrating on the parts nearest the campground.

Water is available at the picnic area. There is a campground here as well (Coho Campground). You can do the entire loop right from your campsite.

Lots of people do the first side of the ride (about 6 miles) as an out and back.

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