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Mount Ellinor
Highest point
Elevation 5,952 ft (1,814 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 440 ft (130 m)
Location Mason County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Olympic Mountains
Topo map USGS Mount Skokomish

Mount Ellinor is a peak in the Olympic Mountains of Washington, United States. It is located in an area designated as the Mount Skokomish Wilderness. The mountain is a popular day hike in the summer months, being that the summit is reachable via a steep-but-brief 3.3-mile (5.3 km) trail which gains about 3,200 feet (980 m) in elevation from the lower of two trailheads. The federal government introduced "Roosevelt" mountain goats into the Olympic mountains sometime in the mid- to early 20th century, and the goats frequent this trail - the goats are large, strong, fearless, and potentially lethal; it is advisable to keep a safe distance from them.

There are two trailheads, both of which one accesses from National Forest Road 24 north of Lake Cushman. This lower trailhead lies at an elevation of 2,600 feet (790 m), and the upper trailhead at 3,500 feet; a state Department of Fish and Wildlife Discovery Pass is necessary to park at the trailhead without risk of a ticket and a fine.


In 1853, surveyor George Davidson named the mountain after Ellinor Fauntleroy, his fiancé. Additionally, Davidson named The Brothers after Ellinor's two brothers, and Mount Constance after her older sister.

The first American settlers to climb Mount Ellinor were D.N. Utler, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Waughop, and H.C. Esteps, in August 1879.


Mount Ellinor offers a variety of views of all the major Cascade peaks, as well as close-range views of neighboring Mount Washington, Stone, Pershing, and a glimpse of Mount Olympus in the distance. Additionally, views of Lake Cushman, the Hood Canal and the Puget Sound abound.

360° panorama from near the summit of Mount Ellinor in the Olympic Mountains of Washington state. Mount Washington is on the right
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