Explore the most popular fishing trails in Olympic National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

backpacking
7 days ago

Just amazing.

super fun! make sure you bring a swim suit and take a jump off the cliff or bridge! great summer day hike!

on Lake Constance Trail

19 days ago

It was a Friday, April 27th. Beautiful day, about 68 degrees and sunny around midday. Got to the trail around 0730 and to the trail head for the Lake Constance trail at about 0930 (we walked, not mountain biked). From there, it was all uphill. Downed trees to climb over, a trail marker here and there to help guide us. As we reached about half way up the steep incline, we hit a little snow, thought nothing of it. Then we began trudging thru about a foot to two feet of snow our entire rest of the way to the lake. Maybe our own ignorance is to blame, or just eager to hike up to what we saw in the pictures previously posted, but we did not imagine that much snow or the lake being so frozen over this close to May. However, we did see a bald eagle at the top so you can't complain too much there. The descent took awhile as well due to the snow and how slippery everything was. All in all, we were probably a tad too out of shape for this, but we prevailed and finished. When they recommend June thru October, we'll be sure to heed that warning next time.

backpacking
19 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous backpacking trip. My son and I hiked from la push road/3rd beach south and back, spending 3 nights camping on the beach. Left our rental car there along La Push roadside with no problems. Its just an amazing coastline. Very humid so a campfire feels great to dry out by every evening. One of the most relaxing hikes we have undertaken. The overland passes with ropes/ladders were fun, and the variety of beach plus maritime forest made for interesting days. We opted for hammock camping on this one instead of our tent and that was a great choice. Saw very little if any wildlife but the tidal pools and scenery made up for it.

Fun trail...didn’t get to upper Lena Lake today since I wasn’t prepared for that much snow. Definitely would be fine to get through with proper footwear. No snow for about 1.5 miles past the lower Lena lookout rock.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was beautiful the whole way. It was definitely longer than 12.1 miles though. My tracker said 15.3 miles round trip.
5.37 miles until the turn off where the actual climb starts. Took me about an hour and 40 to get to this point. This portion of the trail was well maintained and easy.
After 5.37 miles, the turn off to climb up to the lake will be on the right. It can be easy to miss, but there is a wood sign on the ground that says “Lake Constance”. There are a lot of downed trees on this portion of the trail so be prepared to climb over them. For first mile, it is fairly easy to find the trail. As you get higher up the trail gets hard to find at times. But there are occasional pink and orange ties to guide you. I had the app opened and used the map on here to help me find the path. This portion was slightly over two miles and took me just under two hours. Coming down was slippery so be sure to allow extra time.
There was a little snow toward the top, but nothing crazy. I brought spikes but didn’t need to use them. I did this hike by myself but I would recommend having company.

So pretty, easy walk! Dog friendly and it wasn’t that crowded.

this one had a beautiful off Trail which is called the devil's Punchbowl I thought that was beautiful and amazing and it's not hard at all super easy a stroller with big wheels could even go on

Definitely worth the walk! Flanks the north side of Lake Crescent. Beautiful views.

scenic driving
6 months ago

Beautiful drive. It took me three nights to drive it with no specific goals in mind. If you're going to visit I would say cape flattery is definitely a must see. I also went to lake ozette and hoh rain forest and both were very beautiful. Port angeles is really cool place if you need a break from wilderness. I will be back to check out everything I missed the first time around

hiking
7 months ago

It is a bit late in the season for wildflowers, and the views on this trail were not worth the difficulty and length. It is a long way down through the forest and then a long way back up, with a nice area at the bottom to camp or picnic by the river. However, because most of the trail is in the forest, at this time of year the scenery gets a bit monotonous after a long and difficult hike. The beginning of the hike is very nice, however, with nice views from the campground through the burned area.

Me & two friends went Sept 23-26 & had an amazing time!!!! We did a day hike to Milk Lake & enjoyed the hike there very much. While we were there we saw mountain goats on the mountains surrounding the lake. We also saw deer, bears, rabbit, frogs, eagle, osprey & a little snake on this trip. We did a little fishing but the trout are small. There were tons of blueberries all over the place. We ate pounds of them...it helped process all of the dehydrated food! LOL

The hike itself was great...the more intense it gets, the closer you are to the upper lake.

scenic driving
7 months ago

Great way to explore the Olympic Peninsula. Road is narrow and winding in many places. Lots of logging trucks driving on the road. Sometimes a tree can fall on the road and the traffic stops until they clear the fallen tree off the road. Many places to stop and take magnificent senic pictures. Hoodsport, Sequim, Port Angeles, Forks are good places to stop to eat and rest. Many hiking trails to choose from along the way. Lake Crescent is a great place to take a detour to. Sequim is a lovely town with quaint boutiques and lavender farms. Forks is very small but well known for its timber museum, the Twilight saga and being the rainiest town in the continental US. Across the Strait of Juan de Fuca you can see Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Canada.

The trail doesn’t start until 6.5 mile walk in do to the road washing out years ago. Once in this hike is great. I start here went over La Crosse Pass, First Divide and out Staircase total 48 some miles.

Trail is hard and keeps giving you more just when you think you have conquered it!! Fly fishing was great, and the trail gives you a unique look you cannot get anywhere else.

backpacking
8 months ago

The Olympic National Park coastal trails are magical, simply put. The trail was dry this day in Sept, but would have been more challenging when wet. Saw harbor seals, whale bones. No raccoons or larger wildlife. Know the tide restrictions and time your hike accordingly. The hike through the forest around hoh head takes longer than you might think considering down trees and many ups and downs. Give yourself plenty of time.

hiking
8 months ago

I don't know why the description says dog friendly This is NOT a dog friendly trail. There's a sign at the beginning that says no dogs.

fishing
8 months ago

wow this is one crazy trail but well worth the hike and fishing was decent. my friend and I decided to start hiking this was our first trip out. we definitely did not expect the trail to be that steep for what seemed like forever. we had approximately 40 pound packs stayed for 2 nights and 3 days. long hard trip but worth every minute the sceneary was amazing even met some great people along the trail.

Gorgeous!

Extremely hard hike but all worth it at the end!

Beautiful. Worth the extra miles from flapjack.

Tough hike from Sul Duc Falls to Deer Lake. Made the hike in late July. Pretty rugged trail. Uphill most of the way. Easy walk around Deer Lake with some nice views.

wow! be in shape for this one. amazing views. well worth the hike. bring polls!!

Absolutely stunning scenery! The horse flies were so intense that we couldn't it enjoy much, even with all the bug spray we had on.

hiking
9 months ago

Great family hike. Flat and easy with nice place to jump to the lake (devil's bowl bridge and rocks around it)

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is pretty intense! We were not expecting such rugged terrain as we were only going for a day hike. Took us about 5 hours there and 3 hours back. Looks like folks have remarked the trail as it is easy to lose. The huckleberry creek is beautiful and we had a lot of fun playing around in that area. We had two dogs with us ( a cattle dog & pitbull) we had to help the pitbull down a few spots on the way back. Make sure you bring a water filter and lots of snacks if you are doing a day hike you will be thirsty!

What incredible changes to this trail! It is now ADA, wheelchair accessible to behind Devil's Punchbowl. There is a tunnel that is very dark and goes through the hillside. If you take the rough tail to the left of the tunnel you can access Devil's Punchbowl and the bridge that goes over it. Took two dogs who enjoyed all the smells.

fantastic hike beautiful lakes and such great access to the Olympics

hiking
9 months ago

So beautiful!

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