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
3444 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

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.

6 days 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

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6 days ago

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7 days 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.

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13 days ago

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14 days ago

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14 days ago

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

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15 days ago

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15 days ago

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

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16 days ago

I can't wait to do this hike again!

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22 days 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!

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26 days 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.

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26 days 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!

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28 days ago

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29 days ago

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

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30 days ago

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1 month ago

Very fun trail

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1 month ago