Mount Ellinor Trail Summer Route is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lilliwaup, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from June until November.
Mount Ellinor Trail is an out and back trail located near Hoodsport, Washington that offers scenic views, rated as difficult.
Did this on 12 October. Went with a friend and carried my 15 month old on my back in a frame carrier. Talk about a workout. I used trekking poles the entire way and am glad I had them. The trail was pretty difficult in my opinion. There wasn't a time that the trail became too difficult in terms of climbing or falling, it was just a long grueling, steep hike. It took about 2 hours to get to the summit! Again, I never felt at risk, it was just a tiring hike that was pretty physically demanding! Coming down wasn't bad at all, the only part I had any worries about was coming down through the rocks but there are rock steps everywhere, just some steps are taller than others! I do not plan to complete this hike anytime soon, and I especially don't want to carry an almost 40lb pack up there! My knees are still recovering! Give it a try, its worth it to do at least once.
Achy old legs. Be sure to rest before descent, you do not want shaky legs coming down. Need to do this one on a clear day.
As a hiking noob, this trail was extremely difficult. I went for a solo hike starting at the upper trail head. Going up was strenuous especially the rock scrambles and the staircases. At the lower summit I started feeling funny but since I haven't seen any white goats at that point so I continued walking until I saw few goats grazing on the rocks. It was such an amazing experience. I would love to do this hike again but will definitely bring a buddy next time. :)
Steps after steps after steps...which make this climb a balance between a diverse ecological feast for the senses and a sense of being on a climb to the heavens with well laid out stairs. Fir, switchbacks, stone steps, rock scrambling, open face light scree, and did I mention the steps? Great views of Lake Cushman along the way and at the top. Possible to see some magnificent white goat specimens at the summit. Please don't feed them as that reinforces their apparent expectation to get something from hikers.
Mount Ellinor was a Awesome hike with a Awesome reward at the summit.
Hard as heck but worth it!
I enjoyed the challenge of this hike! The change in scenery kept things interesting and kept my mind off the burn in my muscles. And I love the friendly squirrels at the top of the Mountain! :)
Beautiful, but very hard. Worth it.
Outstanding view from the top. Bring your poles for the return trip as it can be hard on the knees. Leave the goats alone. They will impale you or your dog if bothered too much. Forest pass needed at upper trailhead.
The best hike I've been on yet!
Tough, mostly uphill hike. Really short though. Amazing view at the top and I saw a mountain goat!
Hiked this trail with my husband and 9 year old. Started on the upper trail. Be prepared for ascent which starts and never stops! The views along the way are unbelievable!!! Saw a couple family of mountain goats! The very top of the trail near the summit gets quite steep and gravely making good shoes and a stick a must!!! The final ascent is well worth the sore legs later!!!
Amazing hike and views of the NW you just can't believe! We had started from the lower trail but didn't make it to the top. I had 5 kids with me and all did great but one. One of my kids friends couldn't handle the heat nor exercise and we had to turn back near the top. My kids begged me to take them back to finish it next weekend. Mission excepted!!
This was an amazing hike with lots of wild flowers and mountain goats, be careful with the goats as they have cubs now! We saw Rangers and they asked us to keep a good distance from them, so had to zoom for pictures.
Also if you have knee problems, get the cane with you, the way back with lots of stones may be tricky..
Cannot attest to the views - we went in a foggy day and could not see anything far, but will come back for views later in a good weather
The views along the way and the 360deg. View from the summit makes this one of my favorite hikes! Aggressive incline, 2500ft of elevation gain in 1.6 miles
Hard hike but so worth it. The shale hill near the end and little bit of snow made the hike so fun. Views were awesome and the overcast weather kept the heat down.
Please don't approach mountain goats. We talked to a ranger who was letting everyone know to clap and make noise to scare them away and throw rocks towards the bold ones. They approach people for salt but don't indulge them and disrupt their relationship with people!