Obstruction Peak via Deer Park Trail is a 14.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Directions from Obstruction Point Access: From downtown 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 and leads 8 miles along Klahhane Ridge to a junction with Obstruction Point Road. Turn left and travel 7.5 miles southeastward to Obstruction Point. The trail leads eastward from this point.
Beautiful hike from the get go. The beginning section which consists of a sliver of a trail around Obstruction Peak was a bit scary for some in our group.
This hike was beautiful. The first half mile or so was downhill (which made for a difficult ending on the way back!) followed by a moderate incline until you make it out of the forest. Once you get there the views are incredible! We went about five miles out before turning back and got great views of the water and olympics, despite the fires to the south which made it pretty hazy. We went on Saturday and the lot was pretty full by 10 AM. I plan on going back!
Not sure what to say. This trail gets used alot for good reason. It's easy to get to, the views and wildflowers are breathtaking, and it's instant gratification which is what most people are looking for.