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Best trails in Olympic National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Olympic National Forest, Washington? AllTrails has 40 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 14 moderate trails in Olympic National Forest ranging from 1.4 to 21.7 miles and from 318 to 5,984 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mount Ellinor Trail
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 55 m
Note: As of August 24th, 2020, Forest Roads 24 & 2451 to Lake Cushman are closed to pedestrians & motor vehicles for the safety and health of the public. However the portion of Forest Road 24 leading to the Mt. Ellinor turn off is still open to the public. Read more here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/olympic/alerts-notices/?aid=61068 The first half of the hike through the woods is pretty tame with a gradual ascent - not too steep but not too easy. When you break out of the woods into the open it begins to get challenging. The rest of the way to the summit is very steep and technical rivaling if not surpassing Mailbox or Si in difficulty, lots of great views to the top from the tree line.Show more
#2 - Mount Townsend Trail
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
Please note that the restrooms are currently closed due to COVID-19.Show more
#3 - Mount Ellinor via Upper Trailhead
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
This heavily trafficked trail to Mount Elinor is considered moderate to difficult as it has a steep and steady incline the entire way up. Please beware of rocks falling from above. Show more
#4 - Mount Walker
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
There are two ways to get to the top of Mount Walker. You can either hike, as shown on this page, or drive to the top. This hike is short yet steep, and takes you to the North Viewpoint, then returns down the same trail. Beware that the road to the top is often closed during winter.Show more
#5 - Mount Rose Trail
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
#6 - Murhut Falls Trail
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 50 m
NOTE: As of March 2020, the road leading to the trail head is extremely rocky and full of potholes. Show more
#7 - Lower Big Quilcene to Notch Pass Trail Junction
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
This is an easy hike for any and all skill levels- peaceful and scenic. At the fork go to the right and there will be a sign ahead (within 1 mile from the fork) and you will turn to the left. Drive down the path about 1/2 mile and there is parking and a long drop outhouse.Show more
#8 - Duckabush River Trail to Five Mile Camp
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 14 m
#9 - Tubal Cain Trail
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 18.9 mi • Est. 10 h 38 m
#10 - Mount Zion Trail
Olympic National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
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