Lake Angeles

Port Angeles, Washington

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Occupying a glacial cirque below Klahhane Ridge, Lake Angeles is ringed on three sides by steep rocky walls. From high above, the 20-acre lake looks like a teardrop. But you’ll be quite happy upon reaching this pretty subalpine body of water fed by tumbling creeks of snowmelt. The well-worn path immediately sets out climbing, paralleling Ennis Creek, before making a sharp turn east to cross the creek and head over to another drainage. You’ll steadily gain elevation on this hike, but the grade is never steep. The way traverses dark, thick forests—successional growth after a fire swept through here more than one hundred years ago. Dogs are prohibited.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Occupying a glacial cirque below Klahhane Ridge, Lake Angeles is ringed on three sides by steep rocky walls. From high above, the 20-acre lake looks like a teardrop. But you’ll be quite happy upon reaching this pretty subalpine body of water fed by tumbling creeks of snowmelt.

The well-worn path immediately sets out climbing, paralleling Ennis Creek, before making a sharp turn east to cross the creek and head over to another drainage. You’ll steadily gain elevation on this hike, but the grade is never steep. The way traverses dark, thick forests—successional growth after a fire swept through here more than one hundred years ago.

Dogs are prohibited.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Port Angeles
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,425 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: June to November
Additional Use: Camping
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 134S, Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Angeles

Recent Trail Reviews

8/22/2011
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Brutal hike but rewarding. Just when the "up" never seems to end you are there. Beautiful Alpine lake! Beware I did run into a herd of mountain goats at the lake.



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