Trails for everyone, forever

Home Go Hiking Hiking Guide Little River

Little River

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast
48.0571, -123.5011 Map & Directions
Length
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point
5600 feet
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Ridges/passes
  • Old growth
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

Enjoy this delightful trail in Olympic National Park. Despite a steep start, the trail is gently graded, ascending 8 miles from a valley and ending at the Hurricane Hill Trail. Continue reading

Rating
3.87 out of 5

(15 votes) Log in to rate

Hiking Little River

Enjoy this delightful trail in Olympic National Park. Despite a steep start, the trail is gently graded, ascending 8 miles from a valley and ending at the Hurricane Hill Trail.

Begin at 1100 feet and hike up, down, and all around as the trail ambles down to a lovely little river. You'll cross many well-built bridges, with plenty of photo opportunities. Stop to snap a shot of mushrooms, waterfalls, and old-growth trees that reside in the park.

This hike has some historical significance, too. Look for a metal spiral, a slinky-looking structure that once supported wooden water pipes. The trail winds around large basalt outcroppings, which can hide caves with overhanging ferns and mosses.

The way offers mostly smooth walking, but keep an eye out for roots, rocks, and muddy clay. Eventually, you'll arrive at the Hurricane Hill trail at 5600 feet of elevation.

WTA worked here in 2018, 2017 and 2016!

Little River

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.0571, -123.5011 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

See weather forecast

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From the US-101 W, take a right onto the S Pine Street Cutoff in Port Angeles. Take your first left onto S Pine Street and continue onto Black Diamond Road. Follow this road for about 4.4 miles and then take a left onto Little River Road. The trailhead will be to your right.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

Little River (#74)

Olympic National Park

You can improve or add to this guidebook entry

Little River

53 Trip Reports

Hiked here recently?

Submit a trip report!
 
Trip Reports