Lillian Ridge Way Trail

Olympic National Park, Washington

Elevation Gain2,998ft
Trailhead Elevation6,449ft
Elevation Min/Max5553/6754ft
Elevation Start/End6449/6449ft

Lillian Ridge Way Trail

Lillian Ridge Way Trail is a hiking trail in Clallam County, Washington. It is within Olympic National Park. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 6,449 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,998 feet. This trail connects with the following: Grand Pass Trail.

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"This outstanding ridge trek follows Lillian Ridge, an alpine divide that offers views of sparkling lakes and a broad sweep of the eastern Olympics. The trail begins at Obstruction Point, where a colony of marmots has excavated a network of tunnels. Their playful antics are on display for anyone who can remain inconspicuous for a while. The trail soon climbs onto the rounded top of Lillian Ridge, clad in lush meadows that grade into an arid alpine tundra. This is an alpine desert in which hardy flowers such as dwarf lupine, phlox, and fleabane eke out a hardscrabble existence in the gusting winds, short growing seasons, and lack of water found here.

Spectacular scenery stretches in all directions. To the east, the Needles rise sheer above the intervening ridgetops. To the south, McCartney Peak rises above the Lillian River valley amid a sea of equally spectacular (though nameless) summits, and the omnipresent mass of Mount Olympus hulks to the west."

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Trail Information

Olympic National Park
Nearby City
Olympic National Park
Skill Level
USGS Mount Angeles, Maiden Peak; Custom Correct Gray Wolf–Dosewallips
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Nov 2018