On June 21, 2017, the Natural History Society joined for a botanizing walk and picnic along the Lower Graywolf River.
The Lower Graywolf River trail meanders through a wide variety of northwest native plants under old growth forest of hemlock and fir reserved in the Buckhorn Wilderness. A lowland hike, the trail heads downward 1,400 feet for about two miles to the river, which is often within earshot. The trail traverses many small feeder creeks. The Graywolf River is a beautiful, year-round stream that in the lower reaches flows through a scenic canyon cut in pillow basalt.
While the trail continues another two miles, we stopped here. This is our lunch spot
and turn-around point.
The walk was a round trip of 4-5 miles, rated ‘2’ for difficulty. We recommended bringing a lunch, water, layers of clothing, hiking shoes, a rain jacket, field guides, and binoculars.
Marcia at JLTnatural@saveland.org provided details about location and carpooling.