PJ Lake

Port Angeles, Washington 98362

PJ Lake

PJ Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A tiny lake tucked in a hidden bowl on Hurricane Ridge, PJ Lake greets few hikers due to its rough-and-tumble approach. The trail, pockmarked with deer tracks, drop steeply for 650 feet before climbing 175 feet to reach this emerald pool—all in less than a mile! Is it worth it? If you cherish solitude and the opportunity to spot wildlife up close, yes. Wildflowers and a pretty cascade offer a little incentive too.

Start in a stand of subalpine firs and then rapidly drop through open forest, huckleberry patches, and meadow clumps. Watch your footing—critter burrows blemish the tread. When not looking down, gaze out to a window view of the Dungeness Spit.

Dogs are prohibited."

PJ Lake Reviews

Do you know something we don't know? Help others by leaving a review.

PJ Lake Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Trail Information

Port Angeles
Nearby City
1.8 miles
825 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Mid-July to October
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