Lake Angeles Trail

Olympic National Park, Washington

Distance3.5mi
Elevation Gain2,983ft
Trailhead Elevation1,847ft
Top4,281ft
Elevation Min/Max1847/4281ft
Elevation Start/End1847/1847ft

Lake Angeles Trail

Lake Angeles Trail is a hiking trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 1,847 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,983 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Klahhane Ridge Trail.

Lake Angeles Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Occupying a glacial cirque below Klahhane Ridge, Lake Angeles is ringed on three sides by steep rocky walls. From high above, the 20-acre lake looks like a teardrop. But you’ll be quite happy upon reaching this pretty subalpine body of water fed by tumbling creeks of snowmelt.

The well-worn path immediately sets out climbing, paralleling Ennis Creek, before making a sharp turn east to cross the creek and head over to another drainage. You’ll steadily gain elevation on this hike, but the grade is never steep. The way traverses dark, thick forests—successional growth after a fire swept through here more than one hundred years ago.

Dogs are prohibited."

"This popular summer hiking trail also works well for a snowshoe outing. The route explores dense forest and leads into a scenic lake basin. This trailhead parking area is seldom plowed, but generally the snow depth is minimal. If the parking area is inaccessible, do not park along the road—forgo this route and opt instead for one of the routes higher up in the park where parking is available.

Route: When the snow line descends toward Port Angeles, the
need to drive all the way to the top of Hurricane Ridge diminishes. A good close-in option for these conditions is the Lake Angeles route. Deer frequently roam the lower reaches
of the trail, browsing in the thinner snowpacks, while birds flit along the entire route, often providing trilling
accompaniment for your trek."

Lake Angeles Trail Reviews

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8/22/2011
Brutal hike but rewarding. Just when the "up" never seems to end you are there. Beautiful Alpine lake! Beware I did run into a herd of mountain goats at the lake.
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Trail Information

Olympic National Park
Nearby City
Olympic National Park
Parks
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Camping
Additional Use
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails: Mount Angeles No. 135; Custom Correct: Hurricane Ridge
Local Maps