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||Head out Hwy 101 along the Washington Coast and drive until
you get tired, there are numerous rivers to fish and places to see.
||200 ft elevation loss to river
||3 Miles Roundtrip
||8 out of 10
||Awesome, some snow, big rivers and fast small ones
||Printable Topo Map
Bogachiel River is well worth a afternoon or weekend visit. We opted for a nice day hike.
Just turn off Hwy 101 and follow the gravel road along the river until
you find the gate and the big turn around area.
We were the only ones at the trailhead this afternoon, we put on our waders
and headed down the
dirt trail to the river. It was nice to have the little bit of insulation
because on this January afternoon it was not too hot. We made it down to
the river without to much struggling although I got tired of walking on
the trail and convinced my wife we should just bushwhack our way to the
rivers edge. It worked out pretty good a little slow going but we found a
bunch of elk tracks and some great fishing holes.
We hung out a couple of hours fishing and walking along the
shore-drowning our steelhead flies and then headed back up to the truck.
In all we spent a week traveling around the Olympic Peninsula visiting
all the rivers we could: Humptulips, Quinault, Queets, Hoh, Calawah we
spent (2) nights in a nice hotel at the end of town right next to the boat
launch into the Calawah, Soleduck, Pysht, Hoko and the Elwha we fished
some and others just got a feel for what a hot August day would feel like
on their shores.
Fishing-- No luck, darn it anyway-this place is beautiful. I hope
to make it back in the summer time and try hiking up into the headwaters
and see what kind of fishing I can drum up.
Do it again? you bet
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