Mount Ellinor


Day Hike - Mount Ellinor

Mount Ellinor from Upper Trailhead (Base Conditioning)

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,440 ft

Meet at Mud Bay Park & Ride (Olympia, 98502) at 15:45 (3:45 pm).

I plan on driving and can accommodate 4 passengers.

You can also meet us at the Upper Trailhead at 17:00 (5:00 pm). If you plan on meeting us at the upper trailhead, please make sure to let me know.

This is a conditioner hike with round trip distance of  5.15 km (3.2 miles) and 732 meter (2,440 feet) elevation gain in 2.5 km (1.6 miles).

The pace will be dependent on participants.

Trail/Summit Conditions

Very little snow remaining on the main trail. As of yesterday (Wednesday 5/6), the snow is getting rather patchy above treeline. Trail is pretty much all clear of snow, except the South Slope staircase, but it can be avoided, and the last 40 meters on the main trail to the summit is still covered in snow. Scramblers path is totally clear of any snow.
No need for traction devices or ice-axe.


Mount Ellinor

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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