Grand Valley Trail

Whiskey Bend, Washington

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In a park where more than a few valleys can vie for the name “grand”, this one is the grand contender. A necklace of sparkling alpine lakes adorning bold mountain faces spans this mile-high valley. Wildflowers, old growth, alpine tundra, deer, marmots, bear—they’re all here in this outdoor cathedral. Your ticket into this wild kingdom comes at minimal cost—the trail is mostly downhill on a good grade, though you do pay the piper on the way out on a grueling ascent. But it’s all worth it.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

In a park where more than a few valleys can vie for the name “grand”, this one is the grand contender. A necklace of sparkling alpine lakes adorning bold mountain faces spans this mile-high valley.

Wildflowers, old growth, alpine tundra, deer, marmots, bear—they’re all here in this outdoor cathedral. Your ticket into this wild kingdom comes at minimal cost—the trail is mostly downhill on a good grade, though you do pay the piper on the way out on a grueling ascent. But it’s all worth it.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Whiskey Bend
Distance: 9.8
Elevation Gain: 2,400 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Mid-July to mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 6,100 feet
Top Elevation: 6,450 feet
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park
Local Maps: Green Trails Elwha North-Hurricane Ridge No. 134S, Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
Driving Directions: Directions to Grand Valley Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/23/2008
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I did this not knowing what to expect when I started and it turned out out to be amazing, living in this area for 30yrs and missed this, I only made it as far as Grand Lake and did the hike counter clockwise but you'll see everything even a waterfall, it was dark when I made it back to obstruction point except for a full moon



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