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    Mount Ellinor Trail 812

    Olympic National Forest, Washington
    Distance1.4mi
    Elevation Gain2,439ft
    Trailhead Elevation3,544ft
    Top5,876ft
    Elevation Min/Max3544/5876ft
    Elevation Start/End3544/3544ft

    Mount Ellinor Trail 812

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    Portland, OR
    Ranger | 965 pts
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    7/14/2018
    Not a really long hike but the elevation gain is no joke! It's challenging but supremely worth the tough challenge. The views are beyond stunning and majestic. If you are lucky you will see mountain goats, which is a total treat. It is just an incredible hike, so worth it!
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    Lacey, WA
    Explorer | 45 pts
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    8/29/2009
    I started the hike from the upper upper trail head. The trail is very well maintained. Steps have been cut into the trail and shored up with timbers. It is quite steep but relatively short. The terrain is absolutely beautiful. The wildlife is great too. Saw lots of grouse and several mountain goats. I would definitely recommend it. However, it is strenuous.
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    Lacey, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    8/22/2009
    I enjoyed this trail. It doesnt have any real spectacular views until you get to the top, but the view there is amazing when the clouds break. I have read reviews posted here and elsewhere, and did not find the trail to be as difficult as people describe. Yes, there are a lot of switchbacks and no level ground, but the trail is not as steep as I thought it would be. I was up and down in 4 hrs including a nice break at the top. On my way down I even ran into a couple hiking up with a baby on board, so that should tell you it really isn't too strenuous. The trail was well established, with no washouts, and it is really more of a loop than an out and back if you take the summit loop, which I highly recommend.
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    Boston Harbor, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    8/1/2009
    trail was hard it took two girl with me it took 4 hours to the top and 2 down. not for newbs
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    White Salmon, WA
    Adventurer | 461 pts
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    7/20/2009
    This was an absolutely fantastic trip. It's only 1.6miles to the top, but lordy lordy, it's certainly a quick ascent. Coming down is hard on the knees and there were quite a few folks up there and it was a Monday. My recommendation is to plan for mid week hikes to avoid the crowds, schedule plenty of time (4+hrs) for the hike round trip, and make sure your camera battery is fully charged and that you have enough space to fill on the memory card...the view is worth the pain, well well well worth it.
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    Purdy, WA
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    5/24/2009
    Difficult hike for this time of year as second two-thirds entirely snow-covered. Took my 14 year old son and dog and made it to the top in about 90 minutes from the upper lot. Need gators to protect from the snow if you go early in season (but we managed without). Great views from the top- worth every minute of hike up. Probably much easier (still difficult) when snow melts off.
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    Olympic View, WA
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    8/22/2008
    this trail was very challenging and i loved every minute of it. it was excellently made up of switchbacks and some nice steps. you can difenitely see why you would want to go all the way up too the top. i had some great views from mid ways up and wanted to stop and rest every few minutes because i started from the lower trail head which made it even more challenging! but it was a clear day and the veiws were so worth the pain of climbing!!! even though i was promised a veiw of mountain goats and got none on that hot day we went it was so worth it! i would so recommend that if you like to hike to take this one on a clear nice day! i was able to see Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens(the crater side which was an awesome site) so clear and got pics which i will post soon. also the is this little store in Union,Washington along the way and i would suggest to stop in and have some ice cream on the way back!
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    Portland, OR
    Trailblazer | 1428 pts
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    7/21/2008
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    Norco, CA
    Adventurer | 427 pts
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    7/2/2008
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    Beaverton, OR
    Adventurer | 210 pts
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    6/15/2008
    We started at the lower trail head and went to the bottom of the chute. There was about 3 feet of snow covering approximately 1/8th of the trail, 2 or 3 sections of it, which made the hiking a mite difficult. There were quite a few people, probably on the order of 30 or so, in 5 or 6 groups; fairly steady stream in my opinion. About half of the road is washed out about a mile above the lower trailhead, it's just wide enough to pas a narrow truck, but it's still scary looking. Snowpack on the lower 1/3rd and upper 1/3rd of the road to the upper trailhead past the washout. The hike is a bit muddy, but we LOVED it, stunning views, fair weather (chilly but dry, not too much breeze). It would be a four star trail, but there were just a few too many people (all nice though) :-)
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    Trail Information

    Olympic National Forest
    Nearby City
    Mount Skokomish Wilderness Area
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Wild Flowers, Views
    Features
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