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Little River

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast
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Length

16.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Highest Point: 5600 ft.

Rating

3.79 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2018
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 
 

Enjoy this delightful trail in Olympic National Park. Despite a steep start, the trail is gently graded, ascending 8 miles from a valley and ending at the Hurricane Hill Trail.

Begin at 1100 feet and hike up, down, and all around as the trail ambles down to a lovely little river. You'll cross many well-built bridges, with plenty of photo opportunities. Stop to snap a shot of mushrooms, waterfalls, and old-growth trees that reside in the park.

This hike has some historical significance, too. Look for a metal spiral, a slinky-looking structure that once supported wooden water pipes. The trail winds around large basalt outcroppings, which can hide caves with overhanging ferns and mosses.

The way offers mostly smooth walking, but keep an eye out for roots, rocks, and muddy clay. Eventually, you'll arrive at the Hurricane Hill trail at 5600 feet of elevation.

 

Little River

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.0571, -123.5011 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Northern Coast

Little River (#74)

Olympic National Park

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Getting There

From the US-101 W, take a right onto the S Pine Street Cutoff in Port Angeles. Take your first left onto S Pine Street and continue onto Black Diamond Road. Follow this road for about 4.4 miles and then take a left onto Little River Road. The trailhead will be to your right.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 

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