Mount Ellinor

Mount Ellinor is a strenuous, 6.2 mile round-trip day hike with 3,344 ft in elevation gain. The trail goes up forested slopes to fantastic views of the Olympics. The trail can also be approached via an upper trailhead which shaves off 1,300 feet of gain and 1.8 miles (3.6 round trip).

Getting there

From US 101 in Hoodsport, turn west onto  SR 119 (North Lake Cushman Road) and drive 9.4 miles to a T intersection. Turn  right on Forest Road 24 and in 1.5 miles, turn left on Forest Road 2419.

  • Mount Ellinor Lower Trailhead: Continue on Forest Road 2419 for 4.4 miles to the small parking lot and the Mount Ellinor lower trailhead (2,800 ft).
  • Mount Ellinor Upper Trailhead: Continue on Forest Road 2419 for 6.2 miles (1.8 miles past the lower trailhead), turn left onto Forest Road 2419-014, and continue 1 mile to the Mount Ellinor upper trailhead (3,500 ft).

TRIP Profile

Trail Segment Mileage Elevation
Lower Trailhead 0.0 mi 2,600 ft
Junction with Upper Trail  1.8 mi 3,900 ft
Junction with winter climbing route      2.5 mi 4,500 ft
Summit 3.1 mi 5,944 ft


  • It is a non-stop workout with constantly  rewarding views.
  • It's the most accessible summit in the Olympics.
  • Be on the lookout for  goats.

Information for  leaders

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 6.6 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,270 ft
  • 5,944 ft
  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • Green Trails Mt Steel No. 167
  • Green Trails The Brothers No. 168
  • Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Mount Ellinor

Exploring Nature Trip
This Mt. Ellinor hike is sponsored by the Olympia Naturalists’ Hiking Subcommittee, and is being
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Fri, Jul 26, 2019
No Prerequisites
9 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Jun 23
Olympia Branch

Day Hike - Mount Ellinor

Day Hiking Trip
Day hike up Mt. Ellinor from the Lower Trailhead. Moderate paced, late season hike.
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Sep 22, 2019
No Prerequisites
2 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Sep 18
Olympia Branch
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