Road is rough even to the Elk Lake TH and there is a blowdown over the road that our Honda Pilot just squeezed under. Parked at the Elk Lake TH and hiked up the road to the Jefferson Ridge TH. The trail goes up and up through a beautiful forest. Second part of trail goes through second growth forest with more views out to the east. Had to turn around at about 2600 feet because of deep snow.

Don't pay attention to my map drawing. The trail is an uphill 1500+ ft ( 1.6 mile to the top, 3.2 total) climb through forest. No real photo ops , but deer are plenty. The trail is well defined, but little sign of any usage. It is a good trail for keeping in shape. It ends when it reconnects to FS 2421. The TH is at 47.58322, -123.312116.
Directions are from US 101N, go west on FS 25 (N Hamma Hamma Rd)/ at 6.5 miles go left on FS 2480, cross the Hamma Hamma River/ about .2 miles go right on FS 2421. This road is rocky, steep and rough. When you get to Elk Lake TH # 805, keep going until you get to the TH on the right (past this point the road is severely washed out. There is limited parking just before the TH.

scenic driving
Monday, April 25, 2016

Beautiful and different then any of the inland beaches but not as fun.

camping
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Wonderful for hiking and camping with the family. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
Sunday, October 05, 2014

scenic driving
Sunday, November 10, 2013

Spent 11 days camping and backpacking in the park. It's amazing

hiking
Friday, July 19, 2013

We hiked through a Sitka spruce forest but the trail was muddy. The forest was beautiful but the beach was even more amazing with haystacks and small islands off the beach. We hiked for miles on the beach to the Point of Arches where we saw tide pools and star fish, bald eagles and sea life. We spent 7 hours walking on the beach but you could spend less.

hiking
Monday, April 08, 2013

Start from La Push and hike north along the beach. Trail ends at Ozette Lake Camp Ground. approx. 30 miles long with variable footing. Sand, gravel, stone, and rock beaches with several head-land crossings using cable ladders and ropes. Cross some areas at low tide. Get a permit and bear-can from the forks ranger station. This hike is in my top 5 list of hikes, ever! Can be difficult, but with so few people allowed on this trail at any one point, it makes it like discovering a new world. Scenery is amazing and plenty of things to find on the beach and use to make your camping easier. Highly recommended for the experienced backpacker.