Bogachiel River Trail

Bogachiel River


Ecosystem Type: Rainforest river valley, montane forest
Trail Tread Types: Maintained to Flapjack, little maintenance beyond
General Elevation Trend: Mild to Moderate
Unique Features:

Trail Information

Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles or at the Forks Ranger Station in Forks, WA.
Camping: Please camp only in established campsites or on gravel bars to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 21.6 miles
Elevation Change: 400 ft. to 4130 ft.
Best Season: May through October, portion above 3500 feet may not melt out until late June or July. This trail is generally very muddy (ankle deep) most of the year.
Connecting Trails: Mink Lake Trail, High Divide Trail, Deer Lake Trail
Stock: Open to stock to Flapjack- check current conditions. This trail may not be passable to stock due to slides or windfall.

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Camp on pre-existing bare ground sites or on river bars.

Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.

Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Secure food, garbage and scented items from bears and other wildlife 24 hours a day. When bear obtain human food, they become habituated to camping areas and often become aggressive towards people. They may also damage packs or tents to get at food or other smelly items. Do not feed any wild animals! Bear canisters are recommended along this trail.

Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.

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