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.
Griff Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books).
"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."
--Douglas Lorain, Top Trails: Olympic National Park and Vicinity (Wilderness Press).
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