Heather Park

Port Angeles, Washington 98362

Heather Park

Heather Park Professional Review and Guide

"Climb a steep ridge high on the shoulder of Mount Angeles to a prominent pinnacle known as First Top. Enjoy a first-rate panorama that reaches from snowy Mount Olympus all the way to salty Pillar Point on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. And gracing this heavenly haven on the mountain of angels are delightful rock gardens and fields of blooming heather. Divine, yes, but it’s a devil of a climb.

Start hiking through a uniform forest of second-growth Douglas-firs. The original forest burned over one hundred years ago thanks to homesteaders who didn’t heed Smokey’s sound advice. Through a thick understory, the trail steadily climbs, at times steeply. At 1.5 miles,
come to Halfway Rock (elev. 2900 ft), a glacial erratic marking the not-quite-midway point to Heather Park.

Dogs are prohibited."

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Trail Information

Port Angeles
Nearby City
10 miles
Distance
3,940 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Mid-June to November
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Features
Olympic National Park, Wilderness Information Center
Local Contacts
Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 134S, Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018