Hike the Little River Trail

Rate this Adventure 15.7 miles 6145 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by The Outbound Collective

The Little River Trail is a 15.7 mile hike perfect for expert hikers who want some solitude and incredible views.

Some old cabins and houses remain along the trail. The trail begins in DNR land and enters Olympic National Park after about 1.1 miles. The trail ascends next to a river, and winds through large rock faces. The trail features a waterfall, and is shared by hikers, horseback riders, and those wishing to see wildlife.

Driving directions: 

From Port Angeles, west 8 miles on U.S. 101 to Elwha Hot Springs Road. Turn left and drive 4 miles to the Whiskey Bend Road. Turn left and drive 5 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road. 

Read More

Tags

Fitness
Camping
Photography
Running
Backpacking
Hiking
Easy Parking
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Stay Nearby

Port Angeles, Washington

Olympic Peninsula / Port Angeles Koa

Port Angeles, Washington

Lake Crescent Lodge

Unwind and explore nature as you step back in time.Comfortable and spacious guest rooms are nestled among the giant fir and hemlock trees directly on the beautiful Lake Crescent shores. In the even...

From $181/night

Port Angeles, Washington

Log Cabin Resort

The resort is also home to a great restaurant, should you get hungry, a general store (beer, wine, sandwiches, ice cream, candy, seasonal clothing items)., and boat rentals (paddle boats, stand up ...

From $148/night

Port Angeles, Washington

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground

Overview Located along the Sol Duc River, Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Campground is on the "edge of the backcountry in the heart of the Olympic National Park" with hot spring pools and access to man...

Nearby Adventures

  • Hike up Hurricane Hill

    To get to this hike you drive up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The drive up to Hurricane Ridge is on a winding road with amazing views of the mountains. Once you reach the visitors center at Hurricane Ridge you can fill up water bot...

    3 miles 950 ft gain

  • Hike Klanhane Ridge Trail

    The winding roads and drop-off cliffs provide an outstanding journey to the trailheads on a clear day. If you have to bear through the fog, your reward at the top is worth every second of what you missed. The first image above is your view from th...

    7.6 miles 1050 ft gain

  • Hike to Klahhane Ridge (Switchback Route)

    Hiking to Klahhane Ridge is a rewarding experience that provides you with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains. Further access to overnight opportunities is possible if you venture beyond the summit trail. Here’s the scoop:Get an early start. T...

    5 miles 1700 ft gain

  • Hike Through History Along the Elwha River

    The Elwha River Trail cuts south into the heart of Olympic National Park along a densely forested valley, following the same route taken by some of the earliest explorers of the Olympic Peninsula at the end of the 19th century.Past Port Angeles, a...

    6 miles 600 ft gain