Hike Distance: 6.5 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1342.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 724 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 1140638 feet
I initially intended to go on a different hike in the area but fell back on this lovely place. I spent more time meandering around than usual and didn’t venture very far from the parking area.
First, I went up towards the bridge and then took a trail down to the south access to Lewis River. There happen to be a couple hopping from rock to rock, but they were far away. It’s an area I never visited before and was very peaceful.
Next I headed back and did the loop that included Yacolt Falls. This is a fantastic short loop, and was devoid of people. Yacolt Creek and the Falls were amazing.
Lastly, I hiked the Murphy Grade trail all the way to the Bell’s Mt. Trail.
It was a wonderful day and I got the chance to take many pictures. I also spent more time just enjoying the nice day!
Hike Distance: 6.5 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1335.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 395 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 139914 feet
A truly gorgeous day and great to get out! It’s very convenient having such a beautiful greenway close to home.
Hike Distance: 7.4 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1329.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1160 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 139519 feet
Hike Distance: 7.3 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1322 miles
Elevation Gain: 492 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 138359 feet
We had one last hike before driving home from my 60th Birthday weekend, so I decided on the Larry Scott Trail. This trail is part of the Olympic Discovery Trail, and also the Pacific Northwest Trail. The Larry Scott Trail is an approximate 7.3 mile long trail that is dedicated to the namesake, who helped to make this trail a reality!
It was such a beautiful day and this trail was a pleasure to be hiking! This trail is much like many other rails-to-trails locations. It is asphalted in most locations but a section of it was like the typical trails we are used to. There were plenty of road crossings but they’re not an issue. Not many people on the trail but we met a women on horseback that was very nice.
A great day, and we plan to come back and complete it someday!