Mount Ellinor Trail

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Mount Ellinor Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lilliwaup, 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3225 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

From Hoodsport, east 9 miles on Hoodsport Road to Forest Service Road 24. Turn right and drive 1.5 miles to Forest Service Road 2419. Turn left and drive 6 miles to Forest Service Road 2419-014. Turn left and drive 1 mile to the trailhead at the end of the road.

23 days ago

Amazing view at the top! But a lot more difficult than I expected, at least in the snow. Got completely lost following someone elses tracks in the snow, took the correct route down and it was really steep and icy, be careful!

2 months ago

Best hike I've ever done! This trail is amazingly beautiful with and without a clear sky. There are mountain goats and lots of wildlife. Although, there is some climbing involved, it's not super challenging. I definitely recommend this hike!

2 months ago

Absolutely incredible. Definitely the most difficult trail I’ve taken this year, but the view pays off. The road up to the trail is pretty snowy and icy at this point, so use snow tires or bring chains. Don’t attempt without 4WD/AWD

2 months ago

still my favorite hike ever.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely stunning views for the top of Mt.Elinor!!!
Hiked the shoot up and took the summer trail down.

2 months ago

Wonderful views. Still snow free.

2 months ago

Absolutely epic views on a clear day. We saw Rainier, St Helens, Baker, Adams, and Hood the entire way up. We began at the Lower Trail Head and it was a beautiful warm up for the last half of the hike. The last 1.7 miles are basically straight up..but IMO Mailbox was more challenging...although this one was definetely a workout. We saw fresh cougar tracks at the top...no goats. Hiked this Thurs Oct 26...snow for the last 200 or so feet. I wore my crampons, but my friend was solid hiking in her cleats! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this lovely hike on a clear day!! Views were just unbelieveble!

3 months ago

Started off at the lower trailhead and the first half of the hike thru the woods is pretty tame with a gradual ascent not to steep but not to easy, when you break out of the woods into the open it begins. The rest of the way to the summit is very steep and technical rivaling if not surpassing Mailbox or Si in difficulty IMO , lots of great views to the top from the tree line and for that this is my favorite hike I have done this year and most difficult so far. Unfortunately at the top there was high winds and thick fog enveloping the summit so no views for the big payoff, but even without that I loved the journey up and will come back again to speed hike it another day, no goats today either

hiking
3 months ago

Wonderful but very hard hike. Started from the lower trailhead. WATCH OUT when you get to a big rock with benches all around the trail splits around the rock to some more benches. I took the higher route on the left and there is a bees nest!!! I got stung twice and had to run away. I ran into a few other people that said the same thing.

hiking
3 months ago

An amazing challenging hike. Beautiful breathtaking scenery. Definitely recommend but would suggest some experience in hiking.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike... Nailed it in 4 hours 30 minutes. Last part would make anyone sweat ;). Views are phenomenal.

hiking
3 months ago

I can't wait to do this hike again!

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely a butt-kicker of a hike, but in the best way. The views were stunning and while the trail was tough, it was definitely worth the sweat and the wobbly legs. We made it up in under two hours and made it down in about an hour and a half. Even got a great view of Rainier and Seattle! Worth the work to get up there!

hiking
3 months ago

Found the trail well defined and easy to follow. About the first half-mile is a climb without switchbacks. Then the switchbacks begin and continue to a rock area where you do need to pay attention to make sure you stay near or on the trail. The final quarter mile on the eastern side of the mountain is along the side of the mountain, without switchbacks. On the other side of the pass, the trail to the summit begins with switchbacks. Unfortunately, it was snowing near the summit when we arrived, with about an inch of snow accumulation. The trail became too slippery for us to continue, as we were only wearing running shoes. No pics to add since it was cloudy.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Half of the hike was steady & uphill then it gets pretty rocky. Very durable coming someone thata not very in shape & dying most of the time. Great views though!

3 months ago

Tough hike from the lower trailhead but the views and chipmunks at the summit were amazing!

4 months ago

Very fun trail

hiking
4 months ago

Solid hike. Love the change in terrain and vegetation from old growth to rocky meadow. Wish it wasn't foggy though I was still able to enjoy the hike. Didn't get to do the entire loop since the trail markings aren't very good at the top. It's easy to get lost. I downloaded the trail map on my phone but phone died at the top. So went down the same trail as I came up. Look forward to doing the whole loop next time.

hiking
4 months ago

This was an awesome day !
Fun day hike with friends

hiking
4 months ago

This hiked kicked our butts, but really glad we did it! It was so foggy so we were unable to see the views, but did get an encounter with a mountain goat, very cool!

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