Walk along a gentle road-to-trail conversion along beautiful old growth groves to a placid lake deep in the Lower Skokomish Valley. The trail follows closely with Pine Creek, which you may be able to hear from the trail. The shore of the lake is a lovely spot to stop and relax, with grassy areas and logs to sit on. You might catch fish jumping in the lake, and there are plenty of birds that will accompany you with a song.
The trail starts from the end of FR Spur 200. Note that the access road is closed from October through April, so you need to add 3.8 miles if walking this road. Begin at the edge of the Skokomish River valley and climb gradually along Pine Creek. The trail is recovering nicely from its time as a logging road, but it will take some time before nature fully reclaims it. It is in good condition and is a pleasant walk to the lake.
At the lake, enjoy sitting in relaxing on a warm day. The old growth trees are spectacular and provide plenty of shade both along the trail and on the shore. The lake itself is scenic and isolated - the perfect little getaway for those who are just looking to get into the forest and away from the crowds.