Elip Creek Trail


Ecosystem Type: Rainforest, montane forest, subalpine meadow
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: moderately steep
Unique Features:

Trail Information

Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles or at the South Shore Quinault Ranger Station.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 4.6 miles
Elevation Change: 1000 ft. to 3350 ft.
Best Season: Late June or early July through October
Connecting Trails: North Fork Quinault River Trail,Three Lakes Trail, Big Creek Trail, Irely Lake Trail
Stock: CLosed to stock

Special Concerns

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.

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