PJ Lake

Port Angeles, Washington

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A tiny lake tucked in a hidden bowl on Hurricane Ridge, PJ Lake greets few hikers due to its rough-and-tumble approach. The trail, pockmarked with deer tracks, drop steeply for 650 feet before climbing 175 feet to reach this emerald pool—all in less than a mile! Is it worth it? If you cherish solitude and the opportunity to spot wildlife up close, yes. Wildflowers and a pretty cascade offer a little incentive too. Start in a stand of subalpine firs and then rapidly drop through open forest, huckleberry patches, and meadow clumps. Watch your footing—critter burrows blemish the tread. When not looking down, gaze out to a window view of the Dungeness Spit. 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)

A tiny lake tucked in a hidden bowl on Hurricane Ridge, PJ Lake greets few hikers due to its rough-and-tumble approach. The trail, pockmarked with deer tracks, drop steeply for 650 feet before climbing 175 feet to reach this emerald pool—all in less than a mile! Is it worth it? If you cherish solitude and the opportunity to spot wildlife up close, yes. Wildflowers and a pretty cascade offer a little incentive too.

Start in a stand of subalpine firs and then rapidly drop through open forest, huckleberry patches, and meadow clumps. Watch your footing—critter burrows blemish the tread. When not looking down, gaze out to a window view of the Dungeness Spit.

Dogs are prohibited.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Port Angeles
Distance: 1.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 825 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Mid-July to October
Features: Wildflowers
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 PJ Lake

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