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"A similar trail, to this last, ran from the Wishkah River to the Wynoochee Canyon. It was used by timber locators and cruisers. A forester's trail runs from Wynoochee Canyon to the mountain regions, and there are still many trails leading up the streams into higher altitudes from every side, both in the Olympics and the Cascade Mountains.

The latter in our own Olympics, are divided into three principal districts: Hoods Canal District, North Side District; and Southwest District.


The principal trails are the South Fork Skokomish Trail which starts from Lake Cushman Road at Canyon Hill, five miles west of Hoodsport, goes west, reaches the South Fork in about seven miles. This section is graded but the other eighteen miles to the Quinault Divide is in generally poor condition and crosses the river several times.

The North Fork Skokomish Trail goes from Lake Cushman up the South bank of the River, crossing on a substantial bridge to the north bank of the River about five miles above the Lake. It has been improved by the Forest Service for another seven miles, and by foot travel is feasible to the Duckabush Divide, eight miles further.

The Dosewallips Trail is the only definitely located and graded through trail from Hood Canal to the Elwha or Quinault drainage area. It starts from the Corrigonde Ranger Station, five miles west of the Olympic Highway and reaches the main divide at Hayden Pass, 6000 ft. altitude, in 25 miles. The principal attraction in the region of the headwaters lies in its extensive mountain meadows surrounded by craggy peaks. This is the best route for climbing Mr. Anderson, only the East peak of which has been climbed to date.


It has numerous trails of which we will mention a few. Deer Park Trails: Two different routes are open to the Deer Park Meadows, and the Blue Mountain region back of Sequim. One runs through largely burned over country and along the top of a ridge, its length being eight miles. The other route starts from the Danz Ranch, eight miles from the Olympic Highway, and follows Morse Creek drainage on a better defined and more even grade, its total length being seven miles."