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Mount Ellinor
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Hoodsport
Mount Ellinor
Mount Ellinor is located in the southeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula, and is visited less than other hikes here. The trail has two trailheads with the lower one adding 1.5 miles and 800 feet elevation gain to the hike. We prefer the lower trailhead because it follows a well-forested ridge that must be experienced. You'll climb steadily to the top and about 0.5 miles from the summit you will emerge from the forest into avalanche chutes and meadows. Views from the top include Hood Canal, Lake Cushman, and neighboring Olympic peaks.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
View 6.2 mi 4 / 5 8.3 / 10 2500 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs

Accessibility
June-November

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Hike Featured In...
Day Hiking Olympic PeninsulaDay Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Hoodsport, east 9 miles on Hoodsport Road to Forest Service Road 24. Turn right and drive 1.5 miles to Forest Service Road 2419. Turn left and drive 6 miles to Forest Service Road 2419-014. Turn left and drive 1 mile to the trailhead at the end of the road.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Forest
Hood Canal Ranger District - Quilcene Office
295142 Highway 101 S.
P.O. Box 280
Quilcene, Wa 98376
Tel: 360.765.2200
TTY: 360.765.2200
http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #167 Mount Steel
#167 Mount Steel
Green Trails #168 The Brothers
#168 The Brothers
USGS Mt Washington
Mt Washington
USGS Mount Skokomish
Mount Skokomish
Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
forest fire headed up towards Ellinor Mount Ellinor - From lindsayrainier\'s hike report on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The little ones stole the show! - From barefoot\'s hike report on Saturday, July 11, 2009. Me enjoying the views and the company. - From barefoot\'s hike report on Saturday, July 11, 2009. View of Lake Cushman. - From barefoot\'s hike report on Saturday, July 11, 2009. Gorgeous views from here.  Almost to the top. - From barefoot\'s hike report on Saturday, July 11, 2009. The moon is up - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. View from near the parking lot at the upper trailhead - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. The sun starting to go down over the Olympic Mountains - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. One last look at the sunset before heading back down to the car - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. Kids!  The baby mountain goats were really cute and were running all over the place - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. Mt Washington, to the north of Mt Ellinor - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. The sun just dropped below the Olympic Mountains - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. I met a herd of mountain goats and a couple other hikers - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. There were some great flowers along the trail - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. The sunset - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. Eastern view from the hike up Mt Ellinor with Mt Rainier faintly in the distance - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. The moon over Lake Cushman - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009. The steep trail up to the saddle, almost to the summit - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Thursday, July 02, 2009.
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