Grand Valley

Port Angeles, Washington 98362

Grand Valley

Grand Valley Professional Review and Guide

"A necklace of sparkling alpine lakes adorn bold mountain faces that span this mile-high valley. Wildflowers, old growth, alpine tundra, deer, bears, marmots—they’re all here in this outdoor cathedral, a grand valley indeed. Your ticket into this wild kingdom comes at minimal cost—the trail is mostly downhill. You pay the piper on the way out on a grueling ascent.

Bursting with flowers and teeming with wildlife, this valley is neglected by those in a hurry to get to Grand Valley. Don’t expect any badgers, though—it was named after a ranger’s horse. There are endemic Olympic marmots, however—close enough.

Dogs are prohibited."

Grand Valley Reviews

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7/23/2008
I did this not knowing what to expect when I started and it turned out out to be amazing, living in this area for 30yrs and missed this, I only made it as far as Grand Lake and did the hike counter clockwise but you'll see everything even a waterfall, it was dark when I made it back to obstruction point except for a full moon
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Trail Information

Port Angeles
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
9.4 miles
Distance
2,725 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Mid-July to October
Season
Views, Wildflowers
Features
Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S, Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
Local Maps