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HikingGreat!

Hiked from visitor center to Klannane Ridge and back. 4 miles each way. Plenty of parking available at 10:00 am on a Monday. No snow at all. Trail is in excellent shape. A little crowded, but most folks are wearing masks. Spectacular views. Good wild flowers. Marmots, Deer, and Grouse.

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Kelly Liu reviewed Mount Muller Trail
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HikingFeeOver grown
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HikingBugsNo shade

Completed 7/31/20. Fee to enter Olympic National Park. Drive/Parking: Fully paved road and large parking lot. It’s a popular hike so arrive earlier than later. Visitor center bathrooms open. Trail Conditions: You can start this hike at the Switchback Trail (limited parking but it is labeled with a sign) which makes the hike a bit shorter but it has a grueling incline immediately. You can also start it as shown on the map at the Visitor’s Center which gives some awesome starting mountain views but is longer. Trail is dry dirt and somewhat narrow with one side dropping down the mountain, so be carefully especially with kids. Full sun exposure almost the entire hike and lots of bugs. You have a view of the mountain range the entire hike which is marvelous. The trail ends at Lake Angeles but note that the descent down to the lake is steep and not as well maintained (rocky and loose soil) so bring trekking poles. Trail is also worth it just to the lake view but without hiking down to the lake. Loved the panoramic vistas!!! Highly recommend!

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HikingBugsRockyScramble

Hike into Heather Park is moderate with a well maintained trail all the way up to the first camp and beyond. As soon a you leave Heather Park the trail becomes a little bit more washed out because of heavy rock fall and loose gravel which could make some sections a little difficult to cross. A couple sections can get tricky and require some scrambling with exposure and falling could be pretty dangerous. Other than that, the hike up to Klahhane ridge is well traveled and doable for most experienced hikers. The views on the ridge are remarkable and only get better on the way to Lake Angeles. Did this in 2 nights and 3 days just so we could enjoy it and soak it all in. Highly recommend jumping into the lake as a celebration.

Brendan Murphy reviewed Heather Park via Lake Angeles Trail
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HikingRockyScramble

My buddy and I did the loop + Mt. Angeles spur (including the scramble to the top) this weekend and it was a great time. Wildflowers are in full bloom right now and snow is not a problem anywhere on the trail. This is a beautiful and fun trail. The Klahhane ridge section on the Lake Angeles trail is particularly stunning if you get a clear day. We would do this again but definitely without the spur. We thought the best views, flowers, and most enjoyable trail were on the loop. My buddy also said it would make a great backpacking trip - excellent campsites at Lake Angeles and up on Heather Park. If you're doing this as a day hike, we'd recommend going up Heather Park then down Angeles. There are some eroded scree traverses high up on Heather Park and one of them currently requires a few scrambly moves with some exposure. We were happy to do that early in the day when we were fresh. Plus, if you start early, you can take some time to relax at Lake Angeles on the way down. The spur to Mt. Angeles definitely made this spicier. It adds 4.5+ miles and a lot of steep trail. We logged 17 miles and 7400 ft elevation gain in total, much more in length and elevation than what is indicated here. Took us 9.5 hours without many breaks. I brought 3L water and was out by the time we got back to Klahhane ridge. I needed to use my filter at Lake Angeles on the way down. My buddy had 3.5L and was fine. Now that the snow has melted, the only water sources above 4,000 feet are the stream by the Heather Park campsite and Lake Angeles. The top of Mt. Angeles is very crumbly.

Melissa Shenefelt reviewed Klahhane Ridge Trail to Lake Angeles
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HikingBugsGreat!RockyScramble

started at hurrican ridge visitor center at 5AM and ventured up to Sunrise Point View to watch the sunrise the. proceeded to klahhane Ridge. we did not go via switchbacks, which later we learned wouldve been easier. Not many people at the early hours but around 10AM on the way back we had trouble finding spots to move over as the trail is very narrow with cliffs on your sides. Go early to avoid this.

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HikingBugsGreat!
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it's true, its closed until Nov. 2020. There's plenty of signage to tell you that but we kept going thinking maybe it was just an artifact from the lockdown. There's someone posted up on the service road that'll turn you around. Apparently they're doing some big haul construction down there. Don't make the trip out for this trail.

Matt M reviewed Boulder Lake Trail
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Rica C reviewed Mount Muller Trail
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HikingBlowdownBugsMuddyOver grown
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Christina Rico reviewed Klahhane Ridge Trail to Lake Angeles
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HikingGreat!

We did Lake Angeles, Klahhane Ridge, Heather Park. It clocked in on our watches at about 17 miles total, but it was the most beautiful hike I've been on recently! We crossed two minor snowfields, and a tiny bit of washed out path, but it wasn't hard to navigate. I recommend this hike for experienced hikers. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to finish the loop and bring a lot of water! We lucked out and ascended on a sunny day, so we had clear skies at the peak! @hikersledge on instagram to see pictures from the amazing hike :)

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Hiking

Great trail! The wildflowers were beautiful!

Farmer Joe Parker reviewed Heather Park via Lake Angeles Trail
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Hiking

awesome hike. intense trail.

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Brian Thompson reviewed Mount Muller Trail
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HikingFeeMuddyOver grown

Great trail, little overgrown. This trail is clearly marked with signs all along the trail. We made the loop starting from the left going CW. 14.5 miles by the time we were done exploring.

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