Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier, Olympic National Park / September 18, 2014 by Ray Phung View fullsize As we ascended from Elk Lake, we began to traverse a ridge above Jemrod Creek that offers beautiful views of Mt. Hoh River to Blue Glacier Backpacking Trip 08/28/14-08/30/14. Hiking the Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier is an epic weekend adventure and one I haven’t stopped thinking about for a full year. Hike through temperate rain forest alongside the Hoh River to the tip of the Blue Glacier--the largest glacier in Olympic National Park--and 7,980-foot Mt. Liked By View All Give a Shout Out If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Most people hike the initial parts of this trail and turn around to retrace their steps once they have been overwhelmed with enough beauty. Stunning, ever-changing scenery; from rainforest at river level, to gorgeous alpine valley, ending on top of a mountain overlooking Blue Glacier. hard Join Joey Coconato and I on a 3 day backpacking trip in Washington States Olympic National Park. This is the first trip here for both of us. Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier Topo Map by seth0941 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license. Olympus, and all its glaciers. The Hoh's major hiking trail is the Hoh River trail, which leads 17.3 miles to Glacier Meadows and Blue Glacier, on the shoulder of Mount Olympus. After 12.4 miles, the trail changes drastically. Photos. This out-and-back trail can be taken as far as one desires. Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier Trail. TRIP DETAILS. Continue on Hoh River Rd for 18 Miles to the roads end. The highest point on the trail is at 4,300 … The route is an out and back trail and comes to 37 miles round trip with about 3,700 feet of elevation gain. Added by Christie Kay. Trailhead: Hoh River Valley Trailhead. Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier It's about 18 miles and 4700' elevation gain from the Hoh trailhead to end of the end of the lateral moraine spur (the endpoint of the hike), and most of the elevation gain comes in the last 6 miles. The stark contrast between the greenery and the powder blue river is something to behold. Rate this Adventure 32.8 miles 5114 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail Save Add Review Get Directions Add Photo. Hoh River Trail to Elk Lake - 30.2 Miles Round-Trip Elk Lake is located 15.1 miles from the Hoh Rainforest Ranger Station in Olympic National Park. It's a pretty confusing map, I have to say. Trail Map | Photo Gallery. The Hoh River Trail follows the river and its primary tributaries to Elk Lake, and continues on to Glacier Meadows and Blue Glacier at the base of Mount Olympus.. 13 Miles south of Forks on Highway 101 turn East on Upper Hoh River Rd. Trip Reports. The trail between Elk Lake and Blue Glacier feels like it's something taken from a storybook. Backpack the Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier. ... we found a little map of the sites that are available. The forest is green beyond belief, with a blanket of lush green moss, algae, and ferns laid all over everything. Olympic National Park. The Hoh River trail is the area's main hiking trail. It turns from a huge, open, glacial river to a smaller, bluer river in a nice tight valley. Olympus towering above the ice. GPS Track: Hike Style: ... Trailhead Amenities: Driving Directions. Olympic National Park: Hoh River Trail to Blue Glacier. This out-and-back trail can be taken as far as one desires. Hoh River Trial to Blue Glacier.
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