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Olympic Peninsula


Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast
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45.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 4900 ft.
Highest Point: 5700 ft.


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WTA worked here: 2018

This primitive trail spans over 20 miles through Montane and subalpine ecosystems. From the Low Divide Ranger Station to the Three Lakes campsite, the Skyline trail will take you on a steep journey past lakes and to the top of Kimta Peak.

WTA has worked on improving this backcountry trail to make it easier and safer for hikers.
However, be prepared for hazards such as winter weather and snow, fallen trees, washed out roads and trail and difficult stream crossings. The best season for visiting the Skyline trail is in late July through October, as it is usually covered in snow through late July or even early August.



Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5755, -123.6478 Open map in new window


Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

Skyline (#9)

Olympic National Park

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Getting There

From Hoquiam, travel north on US Highway 101 for 38 miles. Turn right at milepost 126 onto South Shore Road (1 mile before Amanda Park). Proceed 12.9 miles (pavement ends at 7.8 miles) to a junction at the Quinault River Bridge. Turn left and cross the bridge. Then immediately turn right onto North Shore Road and drive 2.7 miles to the trailhead (elev. 500 ft), on the left. Parking is on the right.


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