Mt. Muller Trail #882

 

Vicinity contour map of Mt. Muller Trail area.

Vicinity contour map of Mt. Muller Trail area.

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Area Status: Open
Horseback rider on Mt. Muller Trail

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.

Panorama Point and Mt. Olympus from Mt. Muller Trail Views on horseback of Lake Crescent from Panorama Point Vine Maple forest along the Sol Duc Valley floor Rock House (boulder features) along the NE corner of the trail

At a Glance

Open Season: Mid-Spring
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are prohibited. Tether stock in designated areas only or in the trees below the meadows. 
Closest Towns: Forks, WA
Passes:
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pacific Ranger District- Forks office

General Information

Directions:

Mt. Muller (Road 3040) North Trailhead

Mt. Muller Trailhead (Highway 101) South Trailhead (Fee site)

Topo Maps

Pysht-Lake Crescent


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking: Horses and mountain bikers should be in good condition. See day hiking description.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: 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. Some sections have grades of 20%.

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking: See day hiking description.

Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding: Tether stock in designated areas only or in the trees below the meadows. Horses should be in good condition. See day hiking description.

Viewing Plants

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Plants: 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. Ever-changing colors of flowers. Please stay on the trail to protect the fragile plant life.

Viewing Scenery

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery: 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.

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