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Mildred Lakes

Olympic Peninsula


Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal
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9.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 2300 ft.
Highest Point: 4100 ft.


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Northwest Forest Pass

Take a sojourn in the Hood Canal Ranger District on this way trail within Mount Skokomish Wilderness. If you're looking for solitude, you'll find it on this out-of-the-way gem in the Olympic National Forest.

You'll also find challenge. The path leading to Mildred Lakes was established by hikers and fishermen over the years, and never officially constructed. It is not maintained; in fact, it's little more than a root-strewn climb to the lakes. While it is comparitively well-established to Huckleberry Creek, beyond that it becomes steep and difficult to follow.

Be sure to have a map, compass, and route-finding skills, as well as stamina. The elevation gain on this trail is frustrating; it climbs up steeply, then plunges downhill only to climb again and finally down to the lakes. Because of the primitive characteristics of this trail, it is strongly recommended that boots with high tops be worn when hiking this trail.


Mildred Lakes

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.5753, -123.2612 Open map in new window


Olympic Peninsula -- Hood Canal

Mildred Lakes (#822)

Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books)

Green Trails Mt Steel No. 167

Custom Correct Mount Skokomish-Lake Cushman

Buy the Green Trails Mt Steel No. 167 map

Getting There

From Hoodsport, drive north on Highway 101 for 14 miles to Forest Service Road 25 (the Hamma Hamma Recreation Area). Turn left on to Forest Service Road 25, follow for 14 miles to the end of the road and the Mildred Lakes Trailhead. Road 25 is paved for first 8 miles.

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Northwest Forest Pass

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