Mount Ellinor Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hoodsport, 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 3,402 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

As of May 14, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. The first half of the hike through the woods is pretty tame with a gradual ascent - not too steep but not too easy. When you break out of the woods into the open it begins to get challenging. The rest of the way to the summit is very steep and technical rivaling if not surpassing Mailbox or Si in difficulty, lots of great views to the top from the tree line.

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snow
21 hours ago

hiking
8 days ago

5/24 - Winter route still in, random boot paths up avy chute, good glissade chutes. First to summit that day, early enough we donned crampons and ice axes, but saw some kids headed up in shorts and tennis shoes couple hours later as we play with glissading. Snow was softening up quick. Trail was snow free till right before Summer/Winter intersection.

hiking
9 days ago

Amazing!! Gate is open. Definitely bring crampons and gators or snow pants. Last part of winter trail is snow covered and step. Be safe have fun

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snow
9 days ago

23MAY20 2nd car here this morning @0830. First few miles are on a nicely groomed trail. We had to take the winter summit trail once we got to the snow. Definitely a quad burner on the way up and completely socked in the whole time. Visibility at best was 100-200yards. On the way down the snow was pretty soft and that was at 1200 or so. I’d highly recommend an ice axe as mine was great for glisading (obviously) as well as the steeper parts of the ascent. Overall, great summit! I plan to return on a nicer day for sure.

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome trail with great views. Done this trail many times and it’s best when there is still snow at the peak and then slide down on the slide others create.

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snow
15 days ago

closed
20 days ago

closed now. there is a new gate at the beginning of the road. hopefully they open it before all the snows gone

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muddy
snow
21 days ago

Went hiking today and started at lower trail. Trail is fine until last 1 mile, then deep snow appears. Need winter gear to summit. Next time this year, I’ll remember that!

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23 days ago

Last mile was extremely difficult, snow up to knees at points.. a lot of people turned around said it wasn’t possible Had to get on all fours and climb some of the way but we made it! Beautiful day sun was shinning totally worth the arduous climb instant gratification at once we reached the top. Then we slid all the way back down on our butts .

hiking
1 month ago

Gate to trail head is closed.

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washed out
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Made it to the summit in hiking boots with no bag no spikes no pills and 1 water bottle. The last 2 or 3 sections of snow are super steep it’s pretty easy if you go light. 2 mountain goats on the very top. Overall super chill hike! Tons of people on the trail but almost no one made it to the top! Some people got so close but never summited! Come on people... mind over matter. You missed some great views because there really weren’t a lot of good views on the trail up! But as soon as you step on the real summit you will know.

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snow
2 months ago

Heavily snow on the way to the trail. Parked 2.3 miles away from the lower trailhead, walked up for 1.3 mile and went back since the snow kept showering heavily. It’s beautiful but hard to walk with new thick fluffy snow. I forgot my poles in my car, so not confident to go further. Couldn’t even get to the trailhead. I was the only one there and didn’t want to risk my life. Will definitely come back soon.

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2 months ago

Epic! Need spikes. Made it to the top. Ice ax for the descent strongly reccomended.

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2 months ago

Great trail with crampons, ice axe and sun protection. Icy and slick in spots going up and down. Would recommend nice spikes and hiking poles if you plan to go all the way. Then crampons and axe if you want to summit.

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