River to River Expedition

River to River Expedition

On this intermediate adventure you will spend 5 days and 4 nights trekking through the South Eastern Olympic Mountains from the Skokomish River to the Duckabush River. Chart your way through the wilderness on this expedition which will take you on a journey  connecting two of the peninsula’s scenic rivers. Traverse the First Divide which marks the division of the two prominent basins.

From Union we will drive 45 minutes to our trailhead where we will embark on our journey on the North Fork Skokomish Trail. For 3.4 miles we will follow the gentle North Fork river trail to our first camp. On day two we continue to meander up the Skokomish River for 5.5 miles until we reach our second camp. On day three, after two days of warming up our hiking legs, we begin the steep ascent to the First Divide where we will enjoy lunch and take in the beautiful views from the highest point on our journey. From there we will head downhill to our fourth camp where we first join with the Duckabush River after a 5.6 mile day. On day four, we begin our descent down the Duckabush River Trail wandering 6.6 miles through the diverse upper river basin habitat to our fourth and final camp. This may be the last night but the trip is not over yet! Our biggest mileage day is day five as we continue down the Duckabush River basin for 10 miles making our final push up and over Little Hump Mountain before reaching our end trailhead. 

We consider this to be a moderately challenging hike because of its length and elevation profile. This trip is perfect even for those with little to no experience looking to dive into longer trips through the wilderness.

Looking for a more advanced traverse through this area? Check out our Dose Doe Expedition! 

Optional Stop – We love to share our local favorites!

On our drive back to Union, we are happy to make a stop at one of Hoodsport’s local businesses to enjoy a well deserved meal or brew to celebrate the completion of an epic adventure!  


  • 1 Person $2,880
  • 2 people $1,790/ person
  • 3 people $1,350/ person
  • 4 people $1,120/ person

*For groups larger than 4 please fill out a Custom Trip Request


Daily Mileage:

Day 1: 3.4 miles

Day 2: 5.5 miles

Day 3: 5.6 miles

Day 4: 6.6 miles

Day 5: 10 miles