Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier Trail

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Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier Trail is a 34 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Smith Place, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
34.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,026 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

Magnificent nature at its best. Feels wonderful to be among all those beautiful trees and the views of the river are so peaceful and amazing.

backpacking
8 months ago

By far the toughest and the most incredible hike I have been on.

Day1: We hiked up to the Hoh OxBow campground and setup tent by the river. Very flat hike and the campground had great views of the river.

Day2: Hiked up from Hoh OxBow up to Blue Glacier and down again. This was the most strenuous part.
The last stretch climbing up to Blue Glacier is very steep and the terrain is very rugged. Persevering with the tough terrain though has the most gratifying prize at the top - panoramic views of the Blue Glaciers.
The glaciers remain out of sight until the very last step of the climb, when in an instance the climb ends and the glacier surrounds you. The view will literally blow you away.

Climbing down all the way can get hard on the knees.

Day3: Hike down to the parking.

backpacking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Truly an amazing Hike and Climb!!! The Blue Glacier on a full moon is unbelievable and Mount Olympus has been on my list for the last couple of years... it is incredible!!

backpacking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

up until the ladder and glacier meadows, it was a bit of a yawn, except for the big, majestic trees. but from the ladder to the glacier was jaw dropping. Came across a goat near the summit which was amazing. Great 2 night, 3 day trip.

hiking
30 days ago

backpacking
Friday, August 21, 2015