Deer Lake Trail

Olympic National Park, Washington

Elevation Gain2,984ft
Trailhead Elevation3,545ft
Elevation Min/Max1914/3571ft
Elevation Start/End3545/3545ft

Deer Lake Trail

Deer Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 3,545 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,984 feet. The trail ends near the Sol Duc Falls viewpoint. There is also a shelter near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Hidden Lake Way Trail, Sol Duc Falls Nature Trail, Lover's Lane Trail, Deer Lake Meadow Trail, High Divide Trail and Little Divide Trail.

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano
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"A moderately difficult hike to a large subalpine lake frequented by many of its namesake critters or an all-day challenging grunt to perhaps the most beautiful viewpoint in the Olympics. This is the famed High Divide country, a land of sparkling alpine lakes, resplendent alpine meadows, and awe-inspiring alpine views. Usually reserved for backpackers with time to explore, strong and tenacious day hikers can get a small taste. Dogs are prohibited."

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Trail Information

Olympic National Park
Nearby City
Olympic National Park
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin-Mt Olympus Climbing No. 133S, Custom Correct Seven Lakes Basin-Hoh
Local Maps

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