May 02, 2010
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- Hike: Geyser Valley
- Region: Olympics -- North
- Agency: Olympic National Park
- Avg Rating: 2.75
- Why You Should Go Now
- Wildflowers blooming
Miles: 7.8 R/T
Elev.: 600 ft. gain/loss
This was my first time on this wonderful hike but it won't be my last !! What a day walking between some old growth fir trees, listening and seeing the wild side of the Elwha River, meandering through a beautiful valley, seeing some history and enjoying great company. Does not get much better than that !!
Our first stop Goblins Gate... This is a very impressive wild side of the Elwha River with a nice rock to sit and enjoy or take pictures.
After leaving Goblins Gate, we headed up Geyser(less) Valley. This is a wonderful stroll along side of the Elwha where we were entertained by the sights and sounds of the river.
We made our way to Humes Ranch and enjoyed our lunch with a bit of history at this peaceful setting.
After lunch we headed through the valley campsites to Dodgers Point and the suspension bridge. We had a little fun on the bridge and then crossed it and went down to the river bank for a nice break.
From here we headed off to Michaels Cabin and for some more history and then finished the loop heading back to the TH.
This is a great hike for anyone including families. Not a lot of elevation gain, lots to see and hear and very peaceful.