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Kam Sam reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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It was fun. The day was little cloudy but we enjoyed. Definitely going to do next season.

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(Not from here, from MI) it had gorgeous views of all the trees and some waterfalls. I am a beginner for sure, and it was steep and in some areas just take your time but well worth it once you get past the steep incline, the waterfalls and back down are the most gorgeous parts. Also great restaurants and ice cream shop in the town below to stop at afterwards. And lots of dogs so very pet friendly!

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Taylor Brown reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingGreat!

The elevation is no joke. Good variety of scenery! Definitely worth it. Took us 3 hours total- 1 hr 45 min up and 1 hr 15 down. Started from the upper trailhead.

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Steven Teodoro reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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Deanna Hanshew reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Amazaballs. If you want to get your climb on this is the one for you. First portion is beautiful slow climb then you get to the good stuff. Recommend poles for more sure footing.

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HikingGreat!

A beautiful trail but be WARNED- it is significantly steeper than it lets on. We walked uphill at a significant grade for about 2 miles. May make sense to do the trail in the opposite direction. Otherwise, a gorgeous trip, well marked, and easy to navigate.

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Steven Teodoro reviewed Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail
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Meysa Hayvaz reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingSnow

Super gorgeous at the top! I did this as a sunrise hike in May and it was still covered with snow about half way up the mountain! Got lost multiple times, but it makes for good memories!!

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Jacquelyn Abrams reviewed Upper Big Creek Loop Trail
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Caleb Ulffers reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingGreat!

Great trail. Started from the lower lot. Early on through the trees is absolutely gorgeous, not hard. Like others have said, the last .5 mile or so is pretty brutal stair stepping. Hike down was fun, definitely missed the turn to the lower lot and ended up at the upper lot. Took the trail behind the restrooms which got us back to the road and a short walk to the lot. It was very smoky, low visibility and probably not a great idea but we did i it out alive. Will definitely go back up to catch the views

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Sue Imhoff reviewed Upper Big Creek Loop Trail
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Scenic, well kept and well maintained. Plenty of benches. Lovely view of the confluence.

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Amanda Kovacs Capalbo reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingGreat!

Believe the rating when it says “hard” but it was so incredibly worth it. When you think you’re almost at the summit you still have a good 45 minutes left but the views are absolutely breathtaking.

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Carolina Pardo reviewed Upper Big Creek Loop Trail
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Relaxing dog friendly hike. A lot of creek views with plenty of benches to eat lunch or grab a snack.

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Chris Schneider reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingGreat!

We hiked this on thurs sept 10th. We got there about 8:30 and there was only a few people there. We hiked up from the lower lot. The last mile or so was difficult with little to no shade. I strongly recommend poles due to how steep it is. On the way back down we missed the junction for the lower lot and ended up at the upper lot. Instead of back tracking we took the road down which was a mistake. There is a shortcut located behind the toilet at the upper lot if you run into this issue. Took us 3 hours to go up and with our long detour it took us 2 1/2 to get back (but think this would have been more like 1 1/2 if not for our mistake). About 2 liters of water per person. A quote from another set of hikers who made the same mistake as us “the trail was clearly marked where the trail clearly there” could have marked the junction better. Another hiker also informed us there is no longer goats which I was looking forward to seeing, they all were relocated. We did see some grouse

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chinook miller reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingGreat!

It was fun. The trail got a little difficult closer to the end of the hike.

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Camille Watson reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Robert Tindell reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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I did this a few months ago. I loved it! Going to do it next hiking season again.

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Madi Rohl reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Fairly busy for a Wednesday. A few people with dogs but would have been too strenuous for mine. The vertical gain is the most difficult part but is doable, just be careful as the terrain gets rocky and more technical. Overall the work is definitely worth it for the reward. The views at the top are 360 and although the smoke from wild fires made it hazy, it was still beautiful so I can only imagine it on a clear day. Would do again!

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Mark Wirth reviewed Upper Big Creek Loop Trail
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David Stark reviewed Upper Big Creek Loop Trail
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Moderate climb. Steep enough to get a good sweat. Not much in terms of views or anything, but beautiful nature, trees, streams. Plus not highly trafficked

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Ashley Laughlin reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Amazing views!! First 1.8 miles is pretty easy and then you start to climb. The last .80 miles is the stairs, but the 360 degree views help! Loved this hike and highly recommended it!

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lisy ulrich reviewed Upper Big Creek Loop Trail
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Try well groomed. Beautiful scenery.

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Hilary P reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Such a beautiful hike - we were lucky to catch a beautiful day. Started from the upper trailhead and it took us about an hour and a half to reach the summit and an hour back to the lot. It is a bit of a rocky drive, so make sure your vehicle can take the pressure. Coming from the upper trailhead, there is a trade off of gentle and steep incline. Lots of compact and loose rock. The view is worth the climb, as well as the sights on the way to the peak. People on trails should wear masks while passing other people. It would be odd to enjoy such natural splendor and ruin it with such petty non-observance. After all, we are all enjoying nature and the scientific world at its finest - if you can’t manage to observe the coexistence of those two things, best do some research - just like you did for this hike : )

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andrea dyson reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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First time hiking this gem today! If you're nervous about the elevation gain, highly recommend starting at the upper trailhead! When you drive maybe 3mi in you will see a ton of cars on the lower part, but keep going until you arrive at the upper trailhead. The lower adds an extra hour to your hike time. Arrived at 10am at the upper and took about 1.5hrs to get to the top! Very steep but totally worth it if you just keep going. Little chipmunks at the top and great views with the fog settling towards the bottom. Also I know some people comment about masks - honestly if you're in that great of shape to hike this and getting all that vitamin D, the Rona won't harm ya! No need to be fearful.

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Hayley Keller reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingGreat!Rocky

This comment won't be relevant to everyone but pay attention if you aren't a fan of bees! I started in the upper lot and I'm glad I did. It saved about 3 miles round trip. Trail was amazing, although very steep and many many breaks were needed. Only thing I really struggled with and I wish I knew might be a possibility was the fact that at any given time, a giant bee would linger/fly around me for decent sections of the trail (this happened 6-7 times and for way longer than a bug would normally linger.) As someone who doesn't love the really *really* loud buzzing sound, it really challenged me mentally and I almost stumbled down the mountain a few times because of it. I've hiked many hikes with many bugs before but I've never been nearly brought to a panic attack at the top of a mountain due to lingering bees. But on the way down I started using my flannel to gently fan all around me and that helped immensely, both to keep the bees from swarming and to make me feel like I had some sort of defense, haha. That all being said, I would ask some people in passing if they noticed the bees and many of them said no. I only saw one other person trying to swat them away, so I guess It's an issue that only affects a few people, haha.

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Carfel Lim reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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Unpaved road about 10 miles to the trail

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Marissa Pedersen reviewed Mount Ellinor Trail
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HikingBugsGreat!

I got there at 8:30 am in the lower lot and there were a few spots left. The trail starts off with a moderate incline but the trail is very well maintained. Once you hit the upper trail head junction is when the real work begins, and I recommend having poles for going up over the rocks (especially coming down). There isn’t much shade for the last mile so go early or late if possible. Bugs are pretty bad right now so I’d recommend bug spray. It took me 2 hours to get up and about 1.5 hours coming down.

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