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East Side Trail

Want to gain some elevation on a hike that will take you out and about for a few hours? The East Side Trail is an 11.5-mile hike in just one direction, meaning you can make this one as long or short as you want.

The trail takes hikers from the Ohanapecosh Campground north to Chinook Pass, but according to the National Park Service, a lot of people just hiking for the day park at the Grove of the Patriarchs and start there.

You'll see a little bit of everything: varied landscapes, groves of old-growth trees, babbling brooks, stream crossings and much more. There's something for just about everyone on this hike.

This trip is best taken in the late spring through the summer due to snow being on the trail throughout the majority of the year after October.

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Places to eat nearby

Huff & Puff Drive-In

9455 U.S. Highway 12,
Randle, WA 98377
(360) 497-5721
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198 Main Ave.,
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118 State Route 122,
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13019 U.S. Highway 12,
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-5605
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Big Bottom Bar & Grill

9791 U.S. Highway 12,
Randle, WA 98377
(360) 497-0561
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Pizza Girl

1772 State Route 508,
Onalaska, WA 98570
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Brew Coffee & Expresso Bar

498 2nd,
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(360) 496-0073
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Cruisers Pizza

13028 U.S. Highway 12,
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Upcoming events in the area

Packwood Mountain Festival & Fun Run

May 5-7, 2017 from 9:00am-7:00pm

Chehalis Valley Wine Tour

May 6-7, 2017 from 11:00am-6:00pm

Packwood Flea Market

May 26-29, 2017 from 9:00am-6:00pm