Humes Ranch Loop Trail

EASY 16 reviews
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Humes Ranch Loop Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

5.9 miles
1030 feet

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers



no dogs

Directions from Port Angeles: Follow Highway 101 westward approximately 8 miles to Elwha River Road, a.k.a. Olympic Hot Springs Road. Turn left and follow the river road southward into Olympic National Park. Three miles from Highway 101 you'll reach the Elwha Campground, continue past this facility to the Elwha Ranger Station. (Here you can obtain trail conditions and camping permits.) Beyond the ranger station the Whiskey Bend Road veers left at a fork. Follow this road 4.5 miles to its end and the trailhead for Elwha River Trail and several other routes.

4 months ago

I wouldn’t say the whole hike is easy, but it’s definitely got variety! Plan a good chunk of time to take your time and experience/ explore!

5 months ago

road closed at Madison falls so could not get thru. Jan 2018. gave 5 stars since no other way to let others know.

8 months ago

Best trail I've done in a whike. easy enough to do in an afternoon if you are in the area, and lots of interesting and varying landscape. definitely make the slight diversion to the goblin gates (cut crudely into a sign at first fork of the trail, but go down to the right) it was a really cool area. some elevation but easy for any one with experience, and not a daunting session for some one a bit out of shape.

9 months ago

Loved this trail, well maintained and so peaceful

11 months ago

humes ranch loop is probably my favorite spot so far.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ahhh... this is the most magical hike! I feel like this time of the year is perfect as well. It is seriously like a magical fairytale land in the forest. We had lunch in the meadow under the two giant trees. While eating a doe wandered up to us and said hello. I want to do this hike every weekend!

Monday, April 03, 2017

Whiskey Creek Rd is open again, the trail is muddy in bits but manageable!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I hiked this trail years ago with my son (3 at the time) wonderful views.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nice easy trail. If you don't mind narrow roads to the trailhead......Whiskey Bend Road is narrow so drive slow and take your time.

Monday, March 24, 2014

This was a great and easy day hike. If you keep going along the Dodger Point trail for a mile and a half or two past Hume's Ranch then you can make a stop at the scenic suspension bridge 1000 ft above the Elwah.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

recorded Humes Ranch Loop Trail

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017