West Fork Foss River Trail
Skykomish Ranger District
This work party starts at 8:30AM
Skykomish Area, off Hwy 2. Now that the new bridge is in, we're back for some annual maintenance. Tasks will focus on brushing, drainage, and treadwork.
Some interesting facts about this trail. This is a very popular starting point for those who want to experience the seemingly endless alpine lakes surrounded by rugged glacier-carved peaks, clear streams, and waterfalls. The first in this chain of lakes is Trout Lake, just 1.5 miles from the car. Malachite is at 3.5 miles, Copper at 4.0, Little Heart at 6.0, Delta at 7.5 and many more off-trail to the south and east. The trail steepens significantly after Trout Lake, gaining 1800 feet in two miles.
From Seattle, drive north on I-5 to Everett and take exit 194 onto US 2. Drive east on US 2 to the Skykomish Ranger Station, approximately 1 mile beyond the town of Skykomish. Continue driving east one-half mile and turn right (south) on the Foss River Road (Forest Service Road 68). Follow the Foss River Road for 4.2 miles to a to the West Fork Foss River Road (Forest Service Road 6835). Turn left onto FSR 6835 and drive to the trailhead at the road's end. (Driving time from Seattle: approximately 2.0 hours.) Also, if you wish to avoid I-5 and the Everett traffic and you are coming from the south, you can drive I-405 north from Bellevue and just before Woodinville turn onto Highway 522 to Monroe/Stevens Pass. At Monroe you join Highway 2 and continue according to the above instructions.
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GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head
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