Mt. Ellinor Trail #812


The Mt. Ellinor Trail is one of the most popular trails in the Olympics

This trail enters Mount Skokomish Wilderness. Open forest to timberline at 4,500', then the forest gives way to wildflower meadows and views of Lake Cushman and Puget Sound.

View a printable recreation opportunity guide: Mt. Ellinor Trail #812 (PDF)


ALERT!- Be aware of wildlife in the area. Please review the mountain goat safety guidelines & video.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/14/2019: Snow roughly begins at lower and upper trail junction, need traction/ice axe past the first two miles. Trail snow covered beyond 3900'.
Open Season: year-round weather dependent
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply.
Closest Towns: Hoodsport, WA
Restroom: Vault toilet at upper trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required for day use at upper trailhead, none needed at lower.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood Canal Ranger District, Quilcene

General Information


From Hoodsport, take State Route 119 for 9.0 miles to the junction with Forest Service Road 24. Turn right and go 1.6 miles to Forest Service Road 2419 (Big Creek Road). Travel on Forest Road 2419 for 4.9 miles to the lower trailhead. To reach the upper trailhead go another 1.5 miles, turn left on Forest Service Road 2419-014, follow it to the end of road.

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