Pyramid Peak Trail

Sappho, Washington 98305

Pyramid Peak Trail

Pyramid Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a 7-mile round-trip day hike climbing steadily through the trees to the summit of Pyramid Mountain.

This trail makes a steady ascent of a minor peak on the northern boundary of the park, with views of both Lake Crescent and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Cougars are occasionally sighted on the dry slopes of the mountain. The trek begins by ascending gradually out of the cedar-dominated valley bottom and onto the drier slopes above.

Here a mixed forest of Douglas fi r and bigleaf maple is underlain by Oregon grape and salal. Early openings in the trees off er views of Lake Crescent and Aurora Ridge beyond it. After 1.5 miles the trail crosses two intermittent streams and begins to climb more briskly across the fluted face of the ridge."

Pyramid Peak Trail Reviews

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3/22/2010
Great view. Nice trail w/o the crowd. Be prepared to traverse a land slide at about 1.5 miles. The trail at that point is sketchy but passable as long as it's not too windy or wet. The view from the top is impressive.
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Trail Information

Sappho
Nearby City
7
Distance
2,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Late May to mid-October
Season
600 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,050 feet
Top Elevation
Olympic National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Lake Crescent; Custom Correct Lake Crescent-Happy Ridge
Local Maps

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Jul 2018