Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook

A moderately easy 7.2 mile hike with 300 feet in elevation gain. This is a hike on the Olympic Hot Springs Road from Madison Falls, where the road is blocked, to the Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook that features the remnants of the once Glines Canyon Dam.

Driving Directions

From US 101, 9 miles west of Port Angeles, turn south onto Olympic Hot Springs Road. Continue about 2 miles to the park boundary where the road is closed because of storm damage (as of Dec 2016).

on the trail

Hike Olympic Hot Springs Road from the park boundary near the Madison Falls to Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook. Enjoy views of the Happy Lake Ridge along the road. Check out what is left of the dam on the Upper Elwha River after it was blasted to free the river.  

  • Difficulty: Easy+
  • Length: 7.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 300 ft
  • 800 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 8
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
Green Trails Joyce No. 102;Green Trails Elwha North Hurricane Ridge No. 134S;Custom Correct Elwha Valley
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Glines Canyon Spillway Overlook

Day Hiking Trip
Easy out and back hike to the site of the former Elwha Dam.
Difficulty: Easy+
Sat, Jun 6, 2020
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration closed Apr 2
Kitsap Branch
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