Elwha River Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
#50 of 177 trails in

Elwha River Trail is a 25.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
25.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
7444 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

23 days ago

24 days ago

The trail was very well maintained. The bear wires were easy to use and the campsites allowed for privacy and were set up nicely, some with pre made firepits. This trail is an awesome beginners backpacker trail. Some elevation but mostly flat. Gorgeous the whole way.

24 days ago

25 days ago

2 months ago

Great trail with plenty of water along the trail. Went in early May, so we had to bike/walk uphill to the trailhead, but we were the only ones on the trail for two days. Amazing campsites on the river at Mary's Falls. Plenty of meadows which are great for spotting elk and black bears.

8 months ago

Hiked about 6-7 miles out and back as we had to walk to the trail head due to roads being closed. Gorgeous path.

camping
Monday, March 18, 2013

Great hike, pretty long and steep at some points so not for anyone who is particularly out of shape. Awesome/interesting scenery and camping. Pretty popular trail in the summer.

hiking
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Great hike, I did an overnight hike and to hike to camp and back out the next day was around 14 miles. Moderate difficulty, some areas easier then others, the hard part for some is the distance. Beautiful scenery, peaceful, there are several places along the way to stop and site see :) I like this hike in the early fall due to the changing colors all over the place.