The trail starts in the forest along Boulder Creek and the first 1.5 miles gains 1,100 ft.
The trail winds around some large boulders before traversing across the slope towards Whitehorse Creek.
The trail enters the Mount Skokomish Wilderness at 1.5 miles from the trailhead and starts climbing more steeply. The trail will gain 1,900 ft in less than 1-1/2 miles as the trail climbs up the headwall to reach the Lake of the False Prophet.
There are also a few places where scrambling is required.
There are areas where you can see over the Hamma Hamma Valley. Here looking east, the Hood Canal and Puget Sound areas were covered in clouds, with Mt Rainier above the clouds (zoom).
To the south are Jefferson Peak and Mt Pershing.
To the west the side of Mt Skokomish.
This meadow was filled with flowers.
The last section going up to the headwall was very wet and muddy from the snow melt.
The top of the headwall was a muddy boggy area, we soon reached the Lake of the False Prophet, here reflecting Mt Skokomish.
At the north end of the Lake of the False Prophet, there is a log crossing a creek, this leads to our trail heading west.
The trail meanders up and down through a boggy/meadow area and enters Olympic National Park 3 miles from the trailhead.
Small waterfall near the lake
Some of the many wildflowers and plants we saw along the trail today: