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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

Goat Mountain Coffee Roaster & Bakery

105 Main St. East,
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(360) 494-5600
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Lovan's Cafe & Espresso

118 State Route 122,
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Rivers Coffeehouse & Bistro

212 Main Ave.
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Cruisers Pizza

13028 U.S. Highway 12,
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-5400
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Bucksnort

198 Main Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5355
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Brew Coffee & Expresso Bar

498 2nd,
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(360) 496-0073
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Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

2719 U.S. Highway 12,
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Pioneer Bar & Grill

148 State St.,
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Upcoming events in the area

Fire Mountain Arts Council Presents "Bah, Humbug!"

December 1-9, 2017 from 7:00pm-4:00pm

Christmas in the Mountains

December 6-9, 2017 from 10:00am-9:00pm

Festival of Trees at the BCJ Gallery

December 6-9, 2017 from 11:00am-6:00pm

76th Morton Loggers Jubilee

August 9-12, 2018 from 8:00pm-3:00pm