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Griff Creek — Feb 02, 2013 — Joe Hendricks
Day hike
Issues: Mudholes | Water on trail | No water source
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Got a late start, about 12:30pm. to top by 3:15pm Down by 5pm. Great workout, great scenery, gre...
Got a late start, about 12:30pm. to top by 3:15pm Down by 5pm.

Great workout, great scenery, great trail. Snow free. Some real muddy, slippery places in first half mile.

Saw 8 others returning as I went up. Really enjoyed talking to 'Jason' and hearing about his hikes. Wish I'd had time to play on the extension climber's path. Next time!

Here's a video of the hike:
http://youtu.be/l_SYICl_aWY
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Griff Creek — Apr 15, 2012 — ashleys237
Day hike
Features: Wildflowers blooming
Issues: No water source
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The Griff Creek hike is a great introduction to the Elwha Valley. The trail starts at the Elwha rang...
The Griff Creek hike is a great introduction to the Elwha Valley. The trail starts at the Elwha ranger station and switchbacks 1.8mi to the top of a giant lichen covered rock outcrop with a great view up the Elwha Valley to Mt Carrie and Lake Mills. The trail is in great condition despite it's lack of visitors and is currently dotted with yellow violets and fresh trillium. The trail skirts the sunny south side of the rock outcrop with tiny dwarf yellow monkeyflower and many more flowers about to bloom.
I soaked up the sun and views with the whole place to myself. I combined this hike with the Geyser Valley hike for a days worth of exploration in the valley.
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Griff Creek #53 — Dec 15, 1999 — huff 'n' puff
Day hike
Issues: Washouts
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This is a good hike for the winter or if you don't have much time. It gains 3000 feet in 2.8 miles ...

This is a good hike for the winter or if you don't have much time. It gains 3000 feet in 2.8 miles before disappearing, according to Wood's trail guide. We got up about two miles in 1:15 before we had to turn back due to impending darkness. The trail starts behind the Elwha Ranger Station about 5 miles from Highway 101. Despite a full day of heavy rain, the trail was mostly dry, especially up higher. Since it is a ridge trail, there were no creeks to cross, which was a good thing since the Elwha was flooding big time. There was a trail washout at a switchback, but it wasn't too hard to get around. At 1875 feet (per the sign), one can walk out on a moss-covered rock for a great view.

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Griff Creek #53 — Apr 21, 1999 — ONP
Day hike
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The Griff Creek Trail is now snow free and clear of fallen trees. The trail tread is mostly dry....

The Griff Creek Trail is now snow free and clear of fallen trees. The trail tread is mostly dry.

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Location
Griff Creek (#53)
Olympics -- North
Olympic National Park
Statistics
Roundtrip 3.5 miles
Elevation Gain 1500 ft
Highest Point 1875 ft
Features
Mountain views
Wildlife
Guidebooks & Maps
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula (Romano - Mountaineers Books)
Green Trails Joyce No. 102

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