Mount Ellinor, Olympic National Park

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Mount Ellinor is a peak in the Olympic Mountains of Washington, United States. It is located in an area designated as the Mount Skokomish Wilderness. The mountain is a popular day hike in the summer months, being that the summit is reachable via a steep-but-brief 3.3mi trail which gains about in elevation from the lower of two trailheads. Mountain goats are frequently observable along this trail, but it is advisable to keep a safe distance from them. The trailhead is accessible from National Forest Road 24 north of Lake Cushman. This lower trailhead lies at an elevation of. A Northwest Forest Pass or appropriate parking permit is required at the upper trailhead, which starts at 3,500 feet.
In 1853, surveyor George Davidson named the mountain after Ellinor Fauntleroy, his fiance. Additionally, Davidson named The Brothers after Ellinor's two brothers, and Mount Constance after her older sister.
Mount Ellinor was first climbed in August 1879 by D.N. Utler, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Waughop, and H.C. Esteps.
Mount Ellinor offers a variety of views of all the major Cascade peaks, as well as close-range views of neighboring Mount Washington, Stone, Pershing, and a glimpse of Mount Olympus in the distance. Additionally, views of Lake Cushman, the Hood Canal and the Puget Sound abound.
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  • It is a difficult drive to find this hike and at the trail head there were 2 SUVs that had flat tires from the drive up to the upper trail head. Also there is no signage to get to the trail head. Our ...  more »
  • Incredibly beautiful climbing and descent, even better when we chose winter route. Well at least we made a loop. But I do not recommend nehoralům, it was the climbing in the bed of stream that there is probably only when the snow melts. It's down, so the stones to grind away under our feet, there I recommend sticking to the rock or the larger šutrech, but maps.me still held us on the trail, so we at least not lost, because the route is not very well marked (winter). Total us this loop took about talk time. The views were not ideal, since there was a fire from California to Canada, so it was said: It was smoky.
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  • Get to the top for a rewarding view! It was a little snowy near the top at some parts, but the peak was nice and rocky.
  • One of my favorite hikes in the Olympics!
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