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.

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7 hours ago

Very fun trail

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6 days 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.

9 days ago

This was an awesome day ! Fun and great exercise.

hiking
11 days ago

This hiked kicked out 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!

hiking
12 days ago

Trailhead to summit (although I accidentally stopped the tracking part way up the trail).
The trail is well maintained for most of the hike but it is a climb over lose and exposed rock. Your reward is an incredible view. There are mountain goats at the summit. Be respectful of their space and patient of they are blocking your path.

hiking
12 days ago

Took lower trailhead which takes longer but so beautiful through gorgeous old growth. Worth it and upper trailhead felt like cheating. The most strenuous part to me was really only toward nearish to final ascent then the last three miles coming down just passed the upper trailhead, my legs/feet were toast. It was a hot day and pretty sure I was dehydrated. Take a ton of water! Saw one super mellow goat near top. Views are beyond stunning.

14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

What a hike this was. Bring water and a lot of determination as it is a challenge to the top. The views can't be beaten....

hiking
16 days ago

Tough uphill climb, not for the uninitiated. Much of the steeper sections were exposed to the sun, bring plenty of water. Took a little over 3 hrs from lower trailhead for ascent, full 2 hours for return - lots of steep steps hard on knees. Horse flies were aggressive and persistent. But the scenery is lovely: a couple alpine meadows, ample mountain views throughout hike, views of lake Cushman, and the view from the summit was great (wildfire smoke inhibited visibility a bit). Saw a couple mountain goats from distance, they were placid enough until someone ran over with their dog to get photos and scared them off. Assuming visibility is good, would def recommend for anyone looking for an a$$-kicker!

16 days ago

Awesome trail! Pretty steep most of the way, and gorgeous views at the top. The only downside was people not picking up after their dogs :/

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