Boulder Lake

Elwha, Washington

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Hike to an emerald subalpine lake through miles of magnificent old growth. Come in midsummer and enjoy a swim. Visit in late summer and reap a bounty of succulent huckleberries. Make the trip on a chilly autumn day and look forward to a hot-springs soak on the way out. This hike starts off fairly easy along an old roadbed, traveling high above Boulder Creek, traversing steep slopes, and crossing cascading creeks. 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)

Hike to an emerald subalpine lake through miles of magnificent old growth. Come in midsummer and enjoy a swim. Visit in late summer and reap a bounty of succulent huckleberries. Make the trip on a chilly autumn day and look forward to a hot-springs soak on the way out.

This hike starts off fairly easy along an old roadbed, traveling high above Boulder Creek, traversing steep slopes, and crossing cascading creeks.

Dogs are prohibited.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Elwha
Distance: 12 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,550 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Season: Late June to October
Additional Use: Swimming, Camping
Features: Hot Springs
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
Local Maps: Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Hoh River Trail No. 133S, Custom Correct Lake Crescent–Happy Lake Ridge
Driving Directions: Directions to Boulder Lake

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6/2/2010
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Incredible scenery and wildlife; A gray jay landed on my hand and shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.



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