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 3.3-mile (5.3 km) trail which gains about 3,200 feet (980 m) in elevation from the lower of two trailheads. The federal government introduced "Roosevelt" mountain goats into the Olympic mountains sometime in the mid- to early 20th century, and the goats frequent this trail - the goats are large, strong, fearless, and potentially lethal; it is advisable to keep a safe distance from them.Using our online itinerary creator, Olympic National Park attractions like Mount Ellinor can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
There are two trailheads, both of which one accesses from National Forest Road 24 north of Lake Cushman. This lower trailhead lies at an elevation of 2,600 feet (790 m), and the upper trailhead at 3,500 feet; a state Department of Fish and Wildlife Discovery Pass is necessary to park at the trailhead without risk of a ticket and a fine.
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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 »
This is a *golden* hike! With forest fire smoke in the air, we weren't sure if it was the best day (8/16/18) for a trip to the top, but we were so glad we hiked it. With kids *ages 8 & 11) in tow... more »
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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