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Washington Backcountry Trails

Hoko River, absolutely awesome looking for fishing


Bogachiel River

Looking up the Bogachiel River

Definition of terms below
Location: Olympic Peninsula
Directions: Head out Hwy 101 along the Washington Coast and drive until you get tired, there are numerous rivers to fish and places to see.
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation +/- 200 ft elevation loss to river
Distance: 3 Miles Roundtrip
Rating: 8 out of 10
Fishing: Okay
Scenery: Awesome, some snow, big rivers and fast small ones
Map: 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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