Trails in the Shelton Laurel Backcountry Area Trailhead Area

Here is a list of all trails in the Shelton Laurel Backcountry Area Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Shelton Laurel Backcountry Area trailhead, see the Shelton Laurel Backcountry Area Trailhead page.

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Fork Ridge Trail

More Difficult
  • This trail steadily climbs through upland hardwood forests and rhododendron thickets. After the initial ascent, the trail mostly follows ridge tops offering views of Big Creek drainage. The best viewing times are early spring, late fall and winter....
  • 2mi, Climbs Steeply,

Green Ridge Trail

More Difficult
  • This trail begins at the gate on FS 3509 and follows gravel road for one mile. At this point, the trail leaves the gravel road and follows an old wooded road into a cove. The path then steadily climbs Green Ridge and crosses Dry Creek headwaters. The...
  • 3.9mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Hickey Fork Trail

More Difficult
  • The Hickey Fork trail travels through the Shelton Laurel Backcountry Area. It should be treated as such; only those experienced in wilderness travel should attempt to hike all of it. More casual hikers will enjoy an out-and-back trip to the falls on...
  • 2.3mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Jerry Miller Trail

More Difficult
  • Formerly known as the Whiteoak Flats trail. The trail leaves FS 111 from parking on the road’s left side. The trail is especially scenic in late spring when the rhododendron and mountain laurel are in bloom. Crossing Big Creek and climbing a...
  • 4.5mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

White Oak Trail

More Difficult
  • This trail offers a walk through upland hardwood forests with winter views of Baxter Cliffs. The trail provides loop opportunities with Pounding Mill and Hickey Fork trails.
  • 2.3mi, Climbs Steeply,