Looking for a great trail near Hoodsport, Washington? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, forest trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Dosewallips State Park or Tolmie State Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Hoodsport ranging from 0.7 to 2.6 miles and from 577 to 826 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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bugs
1 day ago

Started at the lower campground parking lot, with my wife and 3 kids, summited 6 hours later. Nice hike, trail in good shape, lots of elevation gain the last 1/3. Bugs got bad around 4K feet. We camped right below the 5k ft line and had a great view of Mt Rainier. 2 day trip over Fathers Day weekend (13 miles r/t, 5,300 feet elevation gain).

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

Got here at 945am on monday with two other cars at the lower TH, when I got back at 130pm there were about 15 cars. Beautiful and super maintained trail! No views today and no goats cause someone told me there were hunters today. :(

This was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday! We were not the only ones on the trail it is true, but it certainly wasn’t crowded. Pit toilets are open at the parking lot/trailhead. The trail is very well maintained with no downed trees to mention. Not much water in the certain spots of the creek- but very beautiful and serene. Plenty of benches along the way for a rest or just to enjoy the view. We did not go up the Ellinore trail but hope to go back on a clear day for what is said to be a killer view. It is steep I won’t lie- but it is doable for any level hiker- slow and steady will get you there! We went clockwise - going up steeper but coming down more gradually. Take the trail marked confluence trail for the small falls and many bridges. Many nice spots for a picnic lunch on your hike. With several short stops for photos and our explorative lunch, we spent 3.5-4 hours. Perfect half day adventure in Sheltons backyard!

Hiked the loop with a small dog. Started the loop by going left. Trail was in pristine condition. Very well maintained. Lot of parking space at the trail head for $5/day. Conditions: cloudy. 55-60F. Low traffic: less than 10 people. Moderate difficulty. 2h40 including pauses and lunch. Next time I’ll try the Mt Elinor trail (diificult).

Some of the best views around. One my favorite hikes so far. Definitely challenging the last mile, because of the elevation gain.

hiking
9 days ago

Started at the lower trailhead, this was a perfect day 6-15! Sunny in the way up, saw all the goats, got to the top and was on top of the world! Views views! I could see Baker, Rainier, Adams and Hellen peaking above the cloud cover. The fog slowly moved in and provided cover for the decent. Loved having the goats up there. This was a top 5 day of my 46 yr life. Some snow at the top and only one 30’ section of snow to walk across mid way up the rocks. No spikes, pic or anything needed

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bugs
no shade
10 days ago

Watch out for the goats

hiking
15 days ago

I wouldn't consider this trail hard and not moderate but very nice and super clean

it was awsome will do this trail more

hiking
scramble
snow
18 days ago

Still stretches of snow at top. Some route finding necessary. Goats on the trail. Poor visibility and snow mix, unable to top out today. Trail below very nicely groomed.

nice long walk for the day. trail was great, not too many bugs or mud. a few blow downs, but nothing hard to navigate. Awesome weather and views.

hiking
24 days ago

Thanks to all the WTA crew trails folks for all their hard work! The trail looks great and is more enjoyable. There are lots of woodland wildflowers, massive fern gardens, and plenty of places for the dogs to get a drink along the way.

Hiked on 5/31 with my 70-year-old dad. Took the summer route up as the winter was stated to be unstable and dangerous. Large snow patches that I was able to try out my ice ax with. Enjoyed a great lunch at the top with the fellow mountain goats and then had some fun glissading down. My dad was a kid again! Such a beautiful view and a great workout! Loved every minute!

It was a fun day hike but it was very hard and didn't have a view that I liked. It was underwhelming.

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful scenic hike as the trail follows Copper Creek at a steep incline. Bleeding Hearts as well as other flowers are beginning to bloom. Several people brought their dogs I brought my 11-year-old daughter :-). We followed two trails that bring you to old copper mine caverns. We really enjoyed this hike and are looking forward to exploring the area again later this summer with “the teenager”.

hiking
28 days ago

Friendly trail for any skill level. It runs into Elk Creek near the Staircase campgrounds. There you’ll find additional trailheads like Staircase Rapids, and a short nature walk to see Big Cedar - a massive downed cedar tree with a climbable root base.

on Dry Creek Trail

hiking
29 days ago

Very very good upkeep! There’s a couple uphill parts, but overall a pretty easy hike. We thought you could overlook the whole lake, but we only saw a small stream which was also pretty. Beautiful moss covered trees!

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scramble
snow
29 days ago

Up via winter route to the summit again yesterday. Snow has become very unstable and dangerous on the winter route. Came down on summer route, much better condition.

hiking
29 days ago

Steep incline beyond the creek. No real views but the scenery is incredible. Not sure about the woman who said this is “easy” - sounds to me like she’s bragging about her fitness as opposed to giving a true assessment of the trail. Enjoy!

hiking
30 days ago

Great hike and trail in very good condition. Thank you trail crew! Next year want to go two weeks earlier to catch the Trillium blooming!

Absolutely beautiful hike. It was steeper than we expected, but definitely worth the work! We also did the viewpoint climb and the view was worth the extra hike. We had two dogs with us and they loved it! By the end we were all super tired, but proud we had conquered the hike!

This is a great hike. The first third follows cascading Copper Creek and then pulls away into the forest. The trail is well marked and well maintained while still being rugged. The approach to the ridge is beautiful with narrow views toward Cushman. The ridge is also narrow, offering limited views to the northwest.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Did this on Friday and was totally socked in. Snow was slushy and unstable, I used spikes which was better than nothing and an ice axe. Saw a few people in tennis shoes and with no ice axes, not smart! We reached the true summit and it started drizzling and it never stopped. It was a wild hike! I wish I could have seen the views :/

hiking
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Up to the summit again 2 and 3 days ago, snow pack is disappearing fast. My advice: wait till you are out of the (snowy) valley and above tree line to change into snow gear since the lower slope has become bear of snow....two goats came upon the lone human (me) at summit, after some stare (and slight panic in the human), goats walk away. Humanity wins!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a beautiful hike, especially the first half of it, like something out of the hobbit . However, according to our gps software, the hike is actually 3.2 one way, and is a pretty sustained incline the entire way. We did it thinking the total route was 3.2 just be prepared

hiking
1 month ago

Fallen trees across the trail are now cleared.

The trail to the bridge is shorter and steeper going clockwise. Did the extra mile up to the viewpoint on Mt. Ellinor trail and it was worth the extra switchback climb!

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is perfect for late April or early May. Parts of the glissade chute are melting out now, but we still got some good runs in!

View was pretty from the top, but i thought it was quite difficult! Prepare yourself!

hiking
snow
1 month ago

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