Northeastern Olympics Loop Backpacking

Port Angeles, Washington 98362

Northeastern Olympics Loop Backpacking

Northeastern Olympics Loop (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide

"This excellent loop trip explores the less-well-known northeastern Olympic Mountains. While far from arid, this part of the range is drier than the peaks to the west, so there are no glaciers or grand rainforests on this trip. You will enjoy, however, many miles of high ridges with fine views, lovely streams, lots of flowers, plenty of wildlife, and a greater degree of solitude.

The hike has several steep sections and one high, snowy pass to worry about, but the fine scenery is ample compensation. The loop is equally scenic in either direction, but is described clockwise to avoid a long, tough uphill at the end of the trip."

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Trail Information

Port Angeles
Nearby City
12,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4-5 days
Best Late July to mid-August
5,300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
Top Elevation
Olympic National Park, permit required for backcountry camping
Local Contacts
Custom Correct Map - Gray Wolf / Dosewallips
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018