Snowshoe Mt. Ellinor's Winter Route

Snowshoe Mt. Ellinor's Winter Route

Rate this Adventure Mount Ellinor Lower Trailhead

Distance

5 Miles

Elevation Gain

4500 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Chillin, Photography, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Spring, Winter

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tobin Akehurst

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

A steep, snow filled gulley provides a direct route of ascent to Mt Ellinor's snow encrusted summit and some of the best alpine views in Washington State.

You can stat this adventure at one of two trailheads. I suggest using the lower of the two. The start of the trail ascends through a forest of old growth pines with periodic views of Mt Washington. Eventually, at a fork in the trail, you will see a sign marking the start of the winter route. You will then travel though a thinning forest to the base of the route, a tall, narrowing snow gulley.

Depending on conditions you may need snowshoes or crampons, and avalanche danger should be taken into consideration. Avalanches of historic proportions have occurred here.

Ascend the gulley to its top, where you will then cross the lower basin, upper basin, and finally make the final summit push. Be very careful on the summit as cornices often build up over profound and deadly voids and can break off without warning.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $40/night

LOGE Westport

Westport, Washington

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Distance

5 Miles

Elevation Gain

4500 Feet

Activities

Fitness, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Chillin, Photography, Snowshoeing, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Advanced

Season

Spring, Winter

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tobin Akehurst

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