Little River Trail

HARD 10 reviews
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Little River Trail is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
13.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3608 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This version of the Little River Trail stays on the flatter, rainforest floor and turns around before climbing Hurricane Hill. You can continue the hike if you like, or turn around earlier. For an alternate hike that includes more elevation, see https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/hurricane-hill-nature-trail-to-little-river-trail

2 months ago

Did 2.2 miles, then turned back. Given the day I would love to do the whole hike. The sights are amazing. There are log bridges to pass over that give you a great up close view of the clear river. Patches of snow mixed between views of rushing water, lush hanging moss, and massive fallen trees really makes this hike look more like a fairytale or video game than reality.

Highly recommend!

hiking
6 months ago

One could make a compelling argument that this is two trails wrapped into one. The first is plod along the rainforest floor, tracking the progress of the creek.

The second half is a blitz up to Hurricane Hill. Over the course of a perhaps two miles one climbs several thousand feet, out of the rainforest and into the alpine.

One could be forgiven for only choosing to do the first section of the trail, and simply driving up to the Hurricane Ridge road to the view point.

trail running
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

I ran until the park boundary and turned back. Great hilly 4 miles!

hiking
5 months ago

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Saturday, May 06, 2017

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017