Upper Big Creek Trail Loop

HARD 59 reviews

Upper Big Creek Trail Loop is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hoodsport, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1210 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Getting There From U.S. Highway 101 in Hoodsport, turn west on the Lake Cushman Road and follow it 9 miles to the junction with Forest Road 24. Turn left on FR 24 and immediately right at the Big Creek Campground Road. The Big Creek Loop Trail No. 827 begins at the parking area at the campground entrance, 750 feet above sea level.

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21 days ago

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1 month ago

This is a beautiful trail, great condition! I definitely recommend doing the lookout! It’s worth the added 2 miles, especially on a clear day. Two mountains are in view (pretty sure it was Rainier and Baker). Love being able to hear the water for most of the trail.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Very good trail wanted to do Ellinor but the one was good too! I could not find Ellinor for the life of me. But the good thing about this trail is it runs into Ellinor so I will def be back to do it again. It was peaceful and you could hear the water the whole time. I’d recommend it! Def has a nice incline too! My legs burn

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful. We went clockwise because we wanted an easier descent on our knees. We chose to go the extra climb up to the viewpoint. I'd love to know the elevation to that, because it was harder than the rest of the loop. Really worth it!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Nice hike mostly through woods and creeks. moderate, not hard. going up clockwise is consistent climb from mile 1 to 2. then lots of possible lunch stops.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

This was a nice hike - enough water for the dog - steep enough at the beginning to get a workout and the way back down was a nice fast walk. Lots of bridges to cross, pretty waterfalls, gorgeous views.

4 months ago

The river is beautiful and the trail very well maintained and clearly marked. Miles 1-2 were steep but not difficult. Nice day hike but not really worth a repeat.

4 months ago

The way up was hard as it was steep in some places but the trail itself was well maintained and easy to walk on. There are several benches along the way and signs marking directions that haven't been graffitied! We have two little dogs that made the entire loop. They were tired when we go to the car! Great bench near the highest point to enjoy lunch. Pay station right at the parking lot for those without an annual pass. When you reach the top of the loop, you can continue on for another mile to a lookout or 4.5 miles to Ellinor.

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