Elk Mountain

Port Angeles, Washington

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A 7.4-mile day hike from Obstruction Point to Deer Park. This trail offers a point-to-point hike across alpine ridges from Obstruction Point in the west to the Deer Park Campground in the east. Water is scarce along this route, so be sure to bring along a plentiful supply. The trail begins by crossing a grassy bowl that is home to a marmot colony; the engaging behavior of these social rodents can entertain for hours. The path drops across the steep headwall of the Badger Valley as it rounds Obstruction Peak, and the Badger Valley Trail drops away to the right.
Hiking Olympic National Park

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Hiking Olympic National Park

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

A 7.4-mile day hike from Obstruction Point to Deer Park. This trail offers a point-to-point hike across alpine ridges from Obstruction Point in the west to the Deer Park Campground in the east. Water is scarce along this route, so be sure to bring along a plentiful supply.

The trail begins by crossing a grassy bowl that is home to a marmot colony; the engaging behavior of these social rodents can entertain for hours. The path drops across the steep headwall of the Badger Valley as it rounds Obstruction Peak, and the Badger Valley Trail drops away to the right.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Port Angeles
Distance: 7.4
Elevation Gain: 1,260 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Late June to mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 6,100 feet
Top Elevation: 6,610 feet
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park
Local Maps: USGS Mount Angeles; Custom Correct Gray Wolf-Dungeness
Driving Directions: Directions to Elk Mountain

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Overnight hikers must register at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles. No recent report. Obstruction Point road is open. Steep snow slope near Obstruction Point. Ice ax necessary. Use caution.



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