Mount Angeles

Port Angeles, Washington

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A 5.2-mile day hike from the Hurricane Ridge visitor center to the Third Peak parking area, including a side trip to the crest of Klahhane Ridge. This hike can be combined with the Klahhane Ridge Loop for a hike to Heart o’ the Hills, or it can be taken as a semi-loop from the Hurricane Ridge visitor center to the Third Peak trailhead, midway down Hurricane Ridge Road. The trip begins in the complex of paved nature trails on Hurricane Ridge. Follow the High Ridge Trail northeastward as it climbs through alpine meadows. The junction with the Mount Angeles Trail is just beyond the first knob on the ridgetop. This path rises and falls, tracking the ridgetop northeastward through alpine meadows interrupted by stands of perfectly conical subalpine firs. There are wildflowers of all varieties here, highlighted by lupines, larkspurs, bistorts, and a magenta variety of paintbrush that is endemic to the Olympics.
Hiking Olympic National Park

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Hiking Olympic National Park

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

A 5.2-mile day hike from the Hurricane Ridge visitor center to the Third Peak parking area, including a side trip to the crest of Klahhane Ridge. This hike can be combined with the Klahhane Ridge Loop for a hike to Heart o’ the Hills, or it can be taken as a semi-loop from the Hurricane Ridge visitor center to the Third Peak trailhead, midway down Hurricane Ridge Road.

The trip begins in the complex of paved nature trails on Hurricane Ridge. Follow the High Ridge Trail northeastward as it climbs through alpine meadows. The junction with the Mount
Angeles Trail is just beyond the first knob on the ridgetop. This path rises and falls, tracking the ridgetop northeastward through alpine meadows interrupted by stands of perfectly conical subalpine firs. There are wildflowers of all varieties here, highlighted by lupines, larkspurs, bistorts, and a magenta variety of paintbrush that is endemic to the Olympics.

© 2015 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Port Angeles
Distance: 10.4
Elevation Gain: 1,270 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Mid-June to mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet
Top Elevation: 5,850 feet
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park
Local Maps: USGS Mount Angeles; Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Angeles

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7/4/2000
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No recent report. Overnight visitors must register at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles. Obstruction Point road is open.



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