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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 rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length 5.9 mi Elevation gain 1,030 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

No dogs

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Getting There

Hiking trip to explore the Elwah River trail. Went to Hume's Ranch and meadow after stopping by the Goblin Gates. 

Washington State Tourism, P.O. Box 42500 , Olympia, WA, 98504-2500, Phone: 360-586-2088, tobyg@tourism.wa.gov

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.

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Krista T
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The road to this trail is washed out but you can still get a good hike out of it. Follow the road past Madison Falls and take the bypass trail to the other side of the washed out road. You can do Humes Ranch but you’ll need to backpack - it’s 9 miles from Madison Falls to the trailhead. Best option is to bike to Humes Ranch if you want to do it in one day. We hiked about 3.5 miles to the old Elwha Dam - the view is really beautiful and worth the hike!

Raelene Schifano
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The road to the trail is washed out. We hiked up the road to where is was washed out, then went back to the bypass trail and hiked up to the scenic over look, then back down a ways to the river. The trail has a lot to see. There was a wind storm the night before, so debris was on the trail. We cleared branches along the way. Great hike!

Cheri Jessup
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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!

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

Jason Weber
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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.

Jennie Boyer
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Loved this trail, well maintained and so peaceful

Joseph Cross
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humes ranch loop is probably my favorite spot so far.

Dawn Gately
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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!

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

Teresa Dolton
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Hiking

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

TIM BELL
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Hiking

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.

Adam Baldwin
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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.

Chantel Souders
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Craig Smith
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Leah Silvas
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Mike Christensen
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Louisa Monger
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Lori Trester
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Bill Pflueger
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Heide P.
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Wil Holder
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