Heather Park Trail is a hiking trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 1,848 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,469 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Halfway Rock (elevation 2,844 feet) can be seen along the trail.
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"Climb a steep ridge high on the shoulder of Mount Angeles to a prominent pinnacle known as First Top. Enjoy a ﬁrst-rate panorama that reaches from snowy Mount Olympus all the way to salty Pillar Point on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. And gracing this heavenly haven on the mountain of angels are delightful rock gardens and ﬁelds of blooming heather. Divine, yes, but it’s a devil of a climb.
Start hiking through a uniform forest of second-growth Douglas-ﬁrs. The original forest burned over one hundred years ago thanks to homesteaders who didn’t heed Smokey’s sound advice. Through a thick understory, the trail steadily climbs, at times steeply. At 1.5 miles,
come to Halfway Rock (elev. 2900 ft), a glacial erratic marking the not-quite-midway point to Heather Park.
Dogs are prohibited."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books).
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