Elk Lake


Stewardship - Elk Lake

The Olympia Branch will be joining up with the Mt Rose Trail Crew for a get acquainted, joint work party to rehabilitate the Trail to Elk Lake.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi

Meet at Mud Bay Park & Ride off State Route 101 (Second Ave – Madrona Beach – Mud Bay Exit approx 4 miles West of Olympia) at 7:15 a.m. The Park and Ride is located by turning right off the Exit ramp and then in about 40 yards an immediate left onto Mud Bay / Madrona Beach Road – follow for 1/3 mile and the Park and Ride is on the right.

If you have enjoyed almost any of the trails in the Olympic National Forest along the Hood Canal area, you have benefited from the tireless work of the Mt Rose Trail Crew.

This is an exploratory, get acquainted trail maintenance work party  in conjunction with the Mt Rose Trail Crew (MRTC).  We have enjoyed decades of excellent trail maintenance  work of the MRTC. This is our chance to help them by pitching in as they undertake the rehabilitation of the 5 mile loop trail to Elk Lake  in the Hamma Hamma drainage.  Future joint work parties may be scheduled based on the outcome of this trip. 


participants will earn:


Elk Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Lunch, water and refreshments for the ride home.

Crosscut Saw work requires work boots (hiking boots are fine) long sleeve shirts and long pants.  

Tools, helmets work gloves  and eye protection are provided. Feel free to bring your own trail maintenance gear. 

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