Olallie Creek

Packwood, Washington

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Often overlooked, this trail is overflowing with opportunities for snowshoers looking for solitude along a quiet forest path. The huge, old trees, abundant wildlife, and remarkable sylvan environment of this area, coupled with a general dearth of winter visitors, means this trail is an ideal retreat from the busy schedules of modern life. This trail boasts no sweeping panoramas, no drop-dead gorgeous views of peaks, valleys, or rivers. Instead, there are endless small graces along the route--snow-draped ferns, ice-adorned lichens, cathedral-like stands of cedar and fir, tracks of birds and animals to identify, and usually plenty of the birds and animals who laid the tracks.
Snowshoe Routes: Washington

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Snowshoe Routes: Washington

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Often overlooked, this trail is overflowing with opportunities for snowshoers looking for solitude along a quiet forest path. The huge, old trees, abundant wildlife, and remarkable sylvan environment of this area, coupled with a general dearth of winter visitors, means this trail is an ideal retreat from the busy schedules of modern life.

This trail boasts no sweeping panoramas, no drop-dead gorgeous views of peaks, valleys, or rivers. Instead, there are endless small graces along the route--snow-draped ferns, ice-adorned lichens, cathedral-like stands of cedar and fir, tracks of birds and animals to identify, and usually plenty of the birds and animals who laid the tracks.

© 2015 Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Packwood
Distance: 6.8
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 7 hours or 2 days
Season: January through early March
Local Contacts: Mount Rainier National Park
Local Maps: Green Trails: Mount Rainier East No. 270, Packwood No. 302
Driving Directions: Directions to Olallie Creek

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Apr 2018