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.
Lillian Ridge Way Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Erik Molvar, Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides).
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