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. 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 2,600 feet (790 m). A Northwest Forest Pass or appropriate parking permit is required at the upper trailhead, which starts at 3,500 feet.Using our online itinerary creator, Olympic National Park attractions like Mount Ellinor can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Mount Ellinor Reviews
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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