Big Creek Loop

4 reviews #130 hike out of 228 in
4.5 mi
Distance
2 hrs 18 min
Time
terrain
917 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a easy loop trail in Olympic National Forest.

This trail goes by Mount Ellinor Lower Trailhead and Big Creek Campground.



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    3 months ago
    An amazing hike! This loop trail is 4.5 miles long and well maintained with lots of bridges and waterfalls. I would consider this a moderate trail with a faster elevation gain going clockwise.
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    1 year, 11 months ago
    This is a very nicely maintained loop trail with several bridges and creeks to cross. Traveling clockwise gets a considerable elevation gain completed early while adding the Viewpoint trail near the mid-point gets hikers a great vista of Lake Chapman and helps achieve a “destination” aspect to the loop hike. With the Viewpoint side trip, the hike ends up being approximately 7 miles with an overall elevation gain of roughly 1800 feet. Look for a troll under one of the bridges in the loop in order to add interest for little hikers. Overall this hike is a very enjoyable trip through the woods with nice visual elements along the way.
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    user_profile
    1 year, 11 months ago
    This is a surprisingly nice little hike. The rushing creeks and small waterfalls at the top of the hike are the highlight.
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    5 months, 3 weeks ago


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dougg76 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Big Creek Loop in June 2020
This was a great trail. I would consider it moderate because of the accent, but if you take your time it is pretty easy. We took multiple breaks and had a snack at the half way mark. The trail is very well maintained and lots of amenities at the camp. Dog and kid friendly.
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hannahsasse10 1 year, 4 months ago
Big creek loop
It was a very rainy day. Bring extra base layers. Bring a better rain shell. And a fleece!
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