From Olympia, WA, travel north on Highway 101 towards Shelton, WA, for about 19 miles. Take the exit towards Matlock and travel approximately 15 miles on Dayton-Matlock Road. From Matlock, continue straight at the junction onto the Matlock-Deckerville Road. Drive 8.8 miles, make a right turn onto Cougar-Smith Road and drive about 5.5 miles to Forest Service Road #22 to a major intersection. Take Road #2270 and drive north of Wynoochee Lake to the 400 spur near the Olympic National Park boundary. Trailhead is off the 2270-400 spur. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended to reach this trailhead.