Drive to the end of Thane road and park at the dead end, where a nice waterfall sets the mood for this three-mile hike through a beautiful rain forest. Mud and exposed roots make for difficult footing, but the trail is flat—a rarity around here. Fish for dollies where fresh water enters the channel. If hiking in early summer, look for big chunks missing from the huge, unfurling skunk cabbage—a favorite of the local bears. And watch out for devil’s club, a barbarous plant of thorns. Once you reach the dock, you can continue another three or so miles to Point Bishop on a rougher trail.