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Elbo Creek Trail

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The Elbo CreekTrail is a nice winter alternative to Mt. Walker when all the higher trailheads are snow bound.


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Point to Point

2,597' 792 m

High

730' 223 m

Low

1,880' 573 m

Up

13' 4 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

The trailhead is across HWY-101 from the Mt. Walker access road, and a few hundred feet south. It is marked as Rocky Brook Road. Drive up Rocky Brook Road a quarter mile and look for a wide spot on the right, and the trail (not well marked) on the left side (47° 46.2’ by 122°55.06’). The trailhead elevation is about 790 feet.

The trail parallels the road for a short distance, switchbacks twice and goes toward Elbo Creek that you'll hear but probably not see. The maintained trail is easy to follow. At some point (I’m guessing 1.6 miles, 2400 feet) you'll cross a slide area and that is where the maintained trail ends, however, it is becoming so foot worn that it is not difficult to follow in summer. Look for ribbons on trees and that will keep you on track in winter. At about 2.5 miles you'll reach Forest Service Road 030 (2620 feet).

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Hiking Project Staff with improvements by Jim Morrison

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Hikers at trailhead of Elbo Creek
Mar 25, 2019 near Quilcene, WA
My Sketch of the Elbo Creek Trail
Oct 10, 2018 near Quilcene, WA

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May 4, 2019
Timothy Lambert
May 28, 2017
Dan Saul
We hiked the Elbo Creek Trail up to intersection with FS Road 030. We took a right onto the road and followed it for 2 miles to the Buck Mtn. tower. 9mi