Area Status: Open
The 12.8 mile loop trail has a few 20% grades with some exposed rock outcrops. Horses and mountain bikers should be in good condition before attempting the loop. The south end of the trail provides gentle grades. A quarter mile of the southeast corner of the trail is a shared route with the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT).
From a lush temperate forest valley, the trail climbs 2,200 feet in three miles to Snider Ridge. It weaves four miles through Douglas-fir trees on the north side of the ridge and rocky points and high meadows to the south. The trail meanders along the ridge top between Jim’s Junction and Mosley gap. It offers spectacular views of Mt. Olympus, Lake Crescent, the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and the Sol Duc Valley below. The trail descends to the valley floor through boulder formations and overhanging moss. The loop trail returns to the trailhead through beautiful stands of maple, Douglas-fir and western hemlock. The flower meadows are very fragile. Please stay on the trail.
Tether stock in designated areas only or in the trees below the meadows. This is a multi-use trail for mountain biking, horseback-riding and hiking. Horses have the right of way. Carry adequate drinking water and be prepared for bad weather. Practice Leave No Trace techniques during your trip.
View a printable recreation opportunity guide: Mt. Muller Trail #882 (PDF)
At a Glance
Mt. Muller (Road 3040) North Trailhead
Mt. Muller Trailhead (Highway 101) South Trailhead (Fee site)