Appleton Pass Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 7.8 miles long and begins at 2,022 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 16.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 9,170 feet.
Appleton Pass Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This arduous hike through primeval forest leads to one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the Olympics—Appleton Pass, high on the Elwha–Sol Duc divide. Savor stunning vistas of surrounding peaks and deep forested valleys. And marvel at ﬂowered meadows and a sparkling little alpine lake.
Start by following the Olympic Hot Springs Trail 2.2 miles to a junction just beyond the Crystal Creek suspension bridge. The Olympic Hot Springs are a short distance to the left. Consider a soak upon your return from this challenging hike.
Dogs are prohibited."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books).
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