Elwah Valley Restoration

Port Angeles, Washington 98362

Elwah Valley Restoration

Elwah Valley Restoration Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Admittedly, at first blush there isn’t much to see along this new trail except for a valley devastated by being underwater for nearly ninety years. Yet, that’s exactly why this trail is in this book. It’s a work in progress. Over the years, as the Elwah Valley recovers from having its dam removed—and with the able assistance of a coterie of scientists, land managers, Lower Elwah Klallam tribal members, citizens of Port Angeles, and many volunteers—what was once the bottom of a reservoir will become a natural valley once again.

There will be salmon in the Elwah River migrating up- canyon to spawn. There will be trees, and shrubs, and, yes, wildflowers. We all have an opportunity to witness this recovery. Come back to the Elwah Valley on a yearly basis. Bring your camera to document the change. And bring your flower books too. Because every year there will be something different to experience."

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Trail Information

Port Angeles
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Year- round. Best wildflowers: April– August
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
Green Trails #134S Hurricane Ridge– Elwah North; USGS Elwah and Hurricane Hill; Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park; DeLorme Page 53 E-12
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018