Elwha Basin Primitive Trail
Ecosystem Type: montane forest, subalpine meadow
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: moderate
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 2.4 miles
Elevation Change: 2300 ft. to 2600 ft.
Best Season: Early July through October
Connecting Trails: Elwha River Trail
Stock: Closed to stock - see regulations
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Camp on bare ground only. Vegetation is very fragile. Area is generally muddy and not suitable for camping.
Camping: No campsites
Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals!
Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.