Aurora Ridge and Eagle Lakes

Port Angeles, Washington 98362

Aurora Ridge and Eagle Lakes

Aurora Ridge and Eagle Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Despite easy access, Aurora Ridge is one of the least hiked trails in Olympic National Park. Wind through a forested tunnel up this long, lumpy emerald divide between the Sol Duc and Lake Crescent valleys. Then drop into a hidden bowl that cradles the spring-fed, green-tinted Eagle Lakes. While this hike lacks views, it abounds with solitude.

The way starts on an old logging road lined with alders and often brushy. After about 1 mile, the trail begins to climb more steadily, switch backing through open forest.

Dogs are prohibited."

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Hiking Olympic National Park (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"A 22.7-mile backpack from the Sol Duc Hot Springs Road to the Storm King Ranger Station over Aurora Ridge. This trail is well-defined from Sol Duc Hot Springs Road to Aurora Springs, but then it disappears in the open meadows behind Aurora Peak. It becomes distinct again as it approaches the Barnes Creek drainage. The grade into the Barnes Creek valley is long and steep, and hikers who attempt the hike should approach from the west to avoid having to climb it. After the initial plunge into the forest, the trail swings south, following an old roadbed shaded by red alder." Read more

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Trail Information

Port Angeles
Nearby City
12.2 miles
Distance
2,765 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
June to November
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
Green Trails Lake Crescent No. 101, Custom Correct Lake Crescent–Happy Lake Ridge
Local Maps

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Dec 2018