Route: Olympic National Park Grand Loop (WA)

Washington, US
44 mi
Vertical Gain
13,000 ft

Isaiah Hemmen posted the route:

In Backpacker Magazine's "Trekking Washington," published by Mountaineer Books, the route is dubbed "The Grand Loop."

ROUTE: West from Deer Park to Obstruction Point; South over Grand Pass, Cameron Pass, and Lost Pass; East along the Dosewallips River; North over Gray Wolf Pass and up the Gray Wolf River; and North-East up the Three-Forks Trail back to Deer Park.

DISTANCE: 44.4 miles

GAIN: 14,124 ft

Note some excellent photos on Christof Teuscher's FKT page, and on Luke Distelhorst's trip report.


I'll be doing a solo attempt on this route Saturday, August 1st, also counterclockwise, hopefully setting the first female FKT and completing my second FKT route. I will be attempting this unsupported and will record my track using a Garmin InReach and my watch. Below is a MapShare link to view my progress:


this happens to line up with mileage I need for a training weekend, so I’m going to call my shot just in case :)

I’ll be starting between 5-6 AM tomorrow, Saturday the 26th, going clockwise. Should be nice and soggy! 

Heading out this Saturday (8/20) to try a solo attempt of this loop.  It is a training run for Teanaway 100 but if I have a good day, I may try for the FKT.  Looking forward to it!