Lake Angeles Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and snowshoeing and is accessible from June until October.
Directions from Port Angeles: Find Hurricane Ridge Road behind the Pioneer Memorial Museum and drive southward along the highway 5 miles to the park entrance. Within the park the road climbs 3.5 miles southeastward to Lookout Rock. From this overlook Hurricane Ridge Road turns westward. Follow the road 5 miles to the Third Peak Trailhead, which lies on the western side of the road.
The trail is beautiful, it's a steady gentle climb to the lake, it took us about 1h45min to get there. The view of the lake was absolutely amazing! Well worth the detour.
Got started early enough in the day (7:30 or so) and didn't see a soul on the trail until we got to the campers at the lake. It's a nice, woody, steady climb that was a bit of an aerobic workout but really not that difficult. The lake is peaceful and a great place to kick back with a protein bar before heading out.
Great hike! Pretty challenging, as it is a fairly steep uphill climb. The views at the top are definitely worth the effort.
Tough accent with winding switch backs for the first couple miles but the challenge is so worth the reward! The view of the lake and the surrounding area was gorgeous!
One of the best in the Park
Challenging hike, the top part is mostly switch backs but incredibly beautiful hike.
We did this lower elevation hike because the upper trails were fogged in. The trail surface was smooth(a plus) and well maintained but a long unrelenting up hill slog. The creeks add some variety as the woods looks the same after a while. The view of the lake & surrounding mtns is worth the hike up.
Great hike. Easy to follow, never really stops ascending. Found lots of wildflowers in July. The lake at the end is spectacular to see. For a Midwesterner used to seeing cornfields, this is now my favorite trail for the water features, trail, topography and raw quiet to be enjoyed.
A great trail for a workout. Not too exciting scenery during much of it - under canopy and much blowdown. But view at Lake very worth the trip.
Went up 2 weeks ago, used snow spikes, trail was well groomed, arrived to the frozen lake at about 2pm, no one was there and it was gorgeous. Going back up this Sunday.
Was out on the trail yesterday, got out there about 7:30. Trail was pretty groomed which was nice, no rocks or roots. Trail is all up hill of course. Beware of the goats ran into a mom and baby on the trail going around a corner.
Took trail in late October. It was raining when we started and turned to snow on the way up. When we reached the Lake there was several feet of snow on the ground and several inches of fresh powder. The clouds opened up let the sun through, awesome views for pictures
East side trail starts at Olympic National Park Entrance. 3.8 miles up to Lake Angeles. Nice hike through forest. Lake is pristine, great for photos. 7.6 miles and 4 hours up and back for old folks.