Mount Ellinor

Mount Ellinor is located in the Very Southeast corner of the Olympic Range. It is adjacent to 6255 Mount Washington in the Mount Skokomish Wilderness Area. Mount Ellinor is not incredibly tall but it is a steep and rugged climb to the summit. There are two trails to the summit. The shorter one is 1.7 miles and gains over 3,000 feet in that short hike. The view from the summit is incredible with views of all of Washington's big mountains including: Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak and the North Cascades. The view north from the summit composes of the major Olympic Peaks: Mount Olympus, The Brothers, Mount Constance, Sawtooth Ridge, Mount Skokomish, Mount Pershing, Mount Washington, Mount Stone, Mount Anderson, Mount Duckabush, Big and Littly Mystery...from there on it's hard to tell. But most of the major Olympic Peaks are visible. The view to the south is of Lake Cushman, and the Hood Canal area. Looking to the east Seattle is visible and Puget Sound. The experience of climbing this mountain is well worth the hard hike!

Elevation (feet): 5,944
Elevation (meters): 1,812
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Olympic Mountains
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.521664
Longitude: -123.260636
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec
Year first climbed: 1879
First successful climber(s): H. Esteps, D. Utler, J. Waughop
Nearest major airport: Seattle
Convenient Center: Shelton

Thanks to Byron Schurch for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 6 trip reports for Mount Ellinor.

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  • Log #21080 - by an anonymous user on Oct 29, 2007
    Fun, short, but steep hike. Astounding views. Minimal camping available at top. There is a rocky saddle 100 feet down from the summit.
  • Log #20559 - by Derek Cahoon on Dec 27, 2006
    Climbed in late Jan I would recommend snow shoe for the road. Other than the fact that we had strong winds and whiteout conditions at times it was a great climb. Chute was a little icing towards the...
  • Log #20384 - by Stuart & Diane Campbell on Sep 17, 2006
    We tried to summit in the summer from the lower trailhead. There was a snow that kept us from getting to the summit (experienced people with the right equipment could have made it, we were in tennis...
  • Log #18685 - by derek mccloud on July 04, 2004
    This is a pretty easy climb to the summit.The views are great.We left from the lower trail head and got down in three hours (running most of the way.)If you want a day hike go to mount ellinor
  • Log #18687 - by ray durkee on May 04, 2004
    this view rocks, even in the clouds!
  • Log #18688 - by Byron Schurch on Mar 15, 2004
    Make sure the weather is sunny, as rain will make the ascent dangerous and slippery in some spots. It's pretty much climbable year round, weather permitting, and is very accessible.