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Mount Muller Trail is a 13 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 13.0 mi Elevation gain 3,392 ft Route type Loop

Backpacking

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

No dogs

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Brian Thompson
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HikingFeeMuddyOver grown

Great trail, little overgrown. This trail is clearly marked with signs all along the trail. We made the loop starting from the left going CW. 14.5 miles by the time we were done exploring.

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Joshua E
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Hiking

Took the short way down going clockwise - trail up was well-maintained. Taking the cut down between the two apexes of the hike, we found the trail relatively overgrown and in-maintained, with few areas requiring bushwhacking. Not too bad overall. Good views.

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Ken G.
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Hiking

We hiked this trail three days ago going clockwise up the steep shorter route to the top and then took the side trail .1 miles each way to Muller Peak and on the way down stopped at the Fouts rock house which was a pretty spectacular grouping of colossal boulders and worth the very short side trip. The trail was well-maintained And going up clockwise allows hikers to make a decision whether to turn back early or complete the entire loop because a lot of the really good views are early in the hike Although we found plenty of fairly spectacular views farther along the Ridgeline. There were only minor areas of snow that we didn’t bother putting shoe spikes on to traverse. Down low on the flat part of the loop there was plenty of muddy trail. One option down low is to take the Olympic discovery Trail which crosses 101 but comes out close to the parking area that you need to use for this hike since the road to the trail head is gated. This would’ve illuminated the muddy part of the trail and would’ve been a shorter route back to where we parked.

Jen H.
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Hiking

We did the loop & ended with 14 miles with all our side trips. Trail is snow free. We went up to the left of the loop (shorter to the peak). Great views of Olympus among the way. The peak itself is tree covered so couldn’t see anything. Just before the peak has good views so we can back and had lunch there. We took the long way down (7.4) and honestly if I had to do it again I would go up the way we did and go back down the divide trail which is a shorter trail in the middle. The long way was through the forest and pretty boring. Felt like it took Forever. Great views. Flowers are out. Great views of lake crescent , Baker, Glacier peak, the sound and Olympus!

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Alex S.
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Hiking

Would’ve been a nice hike, but the snow at the top made things difficult and slow. We also weren’t able to get any views as it was totally overcast. Would recommend waiting until summer (we went in the end of March) before you do this one

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Shelby Ann
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Hiking

We started at 1335, with 3 dogs in tow. Excitingly they were allowed off leash! Took the clockwise approach—boy we got our butts whooped for the first bit of climbing.. up and up. Absolutely beautiful views. Expansive and exciting with all the different flowers and wildlife. Finished around 1900

Amber Mckean
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great trail. dogs are definitly allowed (they're actually allowed off leash if they're responsive).

Monica Henry
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Hiking

nice trail, mostly through the woods, with breakout views of the mountains and lake.

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Rick Burgos
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This trail was not very busy for a Saturday. I did the clockwise loop today and it didn't disappoint up to the summit. The east side of the mountain had a good amount of fallen trees and branches on the trail possibly due to a wind storm since the branches ranged from 2" to full sized trees. I completed the hike in six hours on the nose stopping twice one for lunch and once at the summit. I did notice that none of the birds were singing. I was happy to see plenty of yellow jackets, other than the bees I didn't hear much at all and it was a very nice hike. 5/5/19

Dennis Wheeler
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Hiking

Definitely recommed this trail. We started at 0730 and it was cold and windy. Clouds broke as we were coming down the mountain. Took 6 hour to complete all 12 miles. Would have taken longer in good weather because we would have been able to take more photos. Snow still at the higher elevations. had to go around a patch of snow that blocked the trail. But other than that it was fun and definitely a work out.

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Lydia Simmons
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Horseback riding

Beautiful well maintained trail, did it with horses clockwise to get the hard part out of the way. Took 4 1/ hours round trip, excellent ride!!

Kerri Lazz
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Hiking

We went counterclockwise just to switch it up. We did the loop. There were absolutely no views of the straight or any other mountains. We were socked in with rain and fog. It was gorgeously glorious in its’ own right. I’m an experienced hiker but I’m not in the best of shape. 6 hours total for the entire loop. The trail had recently been partially cleared but there were parts of foliage overgrowth that led us to get soaked. It was wet! We did not take a break due to the frosty conditions along the ridge and I was whooped. Do this hike on a clear day for the views. Do this hike on a rainy day for the ambiance.

Mark Linn
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Hiking

My wife and I hiked this trail in late July 2018. We parked straight off of Hwy 101 and hiked clockwise, getting the majority of the vert early in the hike. We started in the fog, but quickly got above it to sunshine and beautiful views of Mt Olympus. The fog cleared as the hike progressed and the views South toward Mt Olympus got better and better! We also got great views of Crescent Lake from up high! The trail was easy to follow and well marked, with loads of wild, consumable berries to munch along the way. The short spur trail to the summit climaxed in a sign confirming the elevation, but no view. Still though do it because it’s no real additional effort. Total loop distance of 13 miles, and took us just at 6 hours at a casual pace. Enjoy and happy trails.

Miles Lawson
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Hiking

I did this trail clockwise so I could get the tough part out of the way first. You get on top after about 2.3 miles of climbing, but from then on it is fantastic! Incredible views and I had lunch at Jasmine's Meadow, overlooking the valley with a view of Lake Crescent. The trail is well marked and I saw no places where the trail had slid away (as someone previously reported), so they obviously have fixed it. So many variations of wild flowers that I kept stopping to take pictures! Awesome place.

DL J.
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Hiking

Great hike with some beautiful views of Lake Crescent; however the views across the Straits of Juan de Fuca to Canada are minimal and through the trees. We liked the option of the Muller Divide Trail in case we were tired, but never saw the junction, luckily we had decided to do the whole loop. There were just a few patches of snow left on the trail when we did the hike that didn't affect us. It is a lightly trafficked trail - we never saw another person. Note that this is part of the Olympic National Forest, and you have to pay $5 at the trailhead (envelopes and box available).

Jeff Carpenter
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Hiking

Attempted to hike the loop clockwise on Sunday May 21st. The hike up to Jim's junction was great. The trail was in excellent condition. On the ridge we encountered snow in a few patches but managed to get passed fairly easily. The summit and panoramic viewpoint offered amazing views. We started our decent but encountered snow that was not passable without snowshoes at the 5.7 mile mark. We turned around and descended the same way we came up. Tough hike but very rewarding views.

Jules Liebster
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Hiking

Hiked to the peak of Mt Muller and back on 5/22. As Tammy mentioned, around mile 5.7, you may hit some huge snow banks. We didn't feel well equipped enough to traverse the steep snow banks in just hiking boots, so turned back around mile 6. Still an amazing hike as an out and back--the views stretch to Canada, Mt Baker, and Crescent Lake. Also incredibly amazing variance in terrain and vegetation--great example of the amazingness of Washington wilderness! Definitely a challenging hike, but fairly quick for about 12 miles. My husband and I are really athletic, and it took us about 5 hours round trip (including a 20 min lunch break at the top). Nothing too technical or rocky--just lots of smooth, moderately steep switchbacks for the first 3.7 miles, then a bit of up and down along the ridge. Only saw 3 other hikes the whole time, so pretty lightly trafficked and quiet when we went. 100% worth it!!

Tammy Glazer
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Hiking

This is a lightly trafficked route that makes for a fantastic day hike. I went with one friend and we experienced a little bit of everything - challenging uphill, breathtaking views, meadows, lush forest, etc. I would highly recommend this hike to anybody in decent shape. However, be very wary of snow/ice! After the peak, you start downhill on a side of the mountain that receives less sun. We found ourselves climbing and "ice picking" with sticks across 3+ ft snow banks for two miles (6-7) on the decent. Though challenging and exhilarating at times, traversing the near vertical, melting snow was definitely a risky task! It would have been much easier with proper snow shoes or poles. Once we passed the snow the rest of the downhill was gradual and easy. Would highly recommend after June/July for the panoramic views at the top!

Hardy P.
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Lots of climbing but great variation on coming down , was fun biking it

Miles Lawson
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Hiking

From the trailhead, it is a tough 2 miles to reach the top. Take a right and you will be hiking along the ridge with panoramic views of Canada, Mt. Baker, the Olympics, and the Straits of Juan de Fuca. You will pass through alpine meadows. The wildflowers are in full bloom and the views are literally breath-taking! The trail is in great shape, easy to navigate, and the memories will stay with you a long, long time. It was a glorious day!

Monica Henry
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JEFFREY WHEELER
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Kyrie Bedell
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BJ D.
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Erik B.
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Amber Mattfield
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Caroline Teal
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Ausra Dedman
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