Griff Creek Trail

Olympic National Park, Washington

Elevation Gain4,011ft
Trailhead Elevation396ft
Elevation Min/Max396/3271ft
Elevation Start/End396/396ft

Griff Creek Trail

Griff Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 396 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,011 feet.

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"Note: The campground suffered major flood damage impacting the trailhead—check with ranger on current status. Ascend a steep and arduous hillside to a couple of sun-kissed ledges granting panoramic perspectives of the wide and wild Elwha River valley, from snow- and ice- covered Mount Carrie down to the newly free-flowing section of river. Griff Creek guarantees plenty of solitude—even when the Elwha Valley is hopping with activity. Dogs are prohibited." Read more
Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity (Wilderness Press)
Douglas Lorain
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"The best trail-accessible viewpoint of the lower Elwha River Valley is found on the little-traveled Griff Creek Trail, where solitude is virtually assured. It’s not as if this trail is hidden or hard to reach; after all, it starts from a good paved road right beside the Elwha Ranger Station. The stiff climb, however, discourages most hikers, who go instead to the better-known paths in Geyser Valley or to Appleton Pass. But don’t make that same mistake because Rock Viewpoint at the end of this challenging little hike is worth every tiring step and repays your sweat equity with the best of interest: marvelous views and a blessedly natural return on investment." Read more

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Trail Information

Olympic National Park
Nearby City
Olympic National Park
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 134S, Custom Correct Elwha Valley
Local Maps

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Dec 2018