Mount Skokomish Wilderness, WA

US Forest Service

Mount Skokomish Wilderness

The 13,015 acre Mt. Skokomish Wilderness is located in the southeast portion of the Olympic National Forest, north of Lake Cushman in Mason County. This Wilderness includes very steep terrain ranging ...[more]




Mount Skokomish Wilderness is within the South Hood Canal area.

Trails that access Mount Skokomish Wilderness

  • Mildred Lakes Trail #822 - This 4.5 mile primitive trail has extremely steep pitches and is the major access into the Wilderness. The elevation gain on this trail is 2,100 feet and is considered most difficult.
  • Mt. Rose Trail #814 - This 4.8 mile trail provides steep access to the summit of Mt. Rose at the southern end of the Wilderness and is considered most difficult.
  • Putvin Trail #813 - It is 3.0 miles to the Olympic National Park boundary. Accesses the north portion of the Wilderness and is very steep and is considered most difficult.
  • Mt. Ellinor #812 - This trail is 3.1 miles in length.

Topo Maps

Mt. Steel USGS Quad or Mt. Skokomish-Lake Cushman Custom Correct Map.

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Recreational Opportunities

The Mt. Skokomish Wilderness has excellent opportunities for backpacking, mountain climbing, fishing, and camping. There are over 13 miles of trail inside the Mt. Skokomish Wilderness. Wilderness visitors should always carry rain gear and adequate clothing, food, and backpacking equipment. Proper boots and clothing should be worn. Leave No Trace.

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