Explore the most popular Snowshoeing 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike with gorgeous views of the lake at the finish. The trail was in good shape, nice steady climb up to the lake and no blow downs across.

Fantastic views of Olympic park mountain range. There was a bit of snow to get thru on hill. Hike up at “Trail” sign (go left) is a bit of a climb. Poles were helpful. Don’t think you are going to climb Mt Angeles.

hiking
6 days ago

beautiful and strenuous as always. massive cloud cover at the top with no visibility. will have to return on a clear day.

For the views you get you really don’t have to work that hard. Hard hike views for easy to moderate hiking.

Spectacular view! Trail was under repair Jen, Jeff, Liam, and Casey

road directly to trailhead closed, prepare to park at picnic area b or even visitor center if necessary

Stunning. Beyond stunning. In terms of sheer, unrelenting visual glory, this trail is one of the best in the entire Olympics. You can continue all the way to the summit, just be careful about your hand and foot holds because there is loose rock, steep ascents, and sharp drop offs. But it’s worth it. From the top you can see Canada, the Dungeness Spit, Whidbey Island, Mt Baker, and perhaps the best panoramic view of the Olympics in the entire park.

hiking
15 days ago

I think I would categorise this a moderate hike, instead of hard. It’s a steady up hill climb but not particularly steep. When we got to the top there were 5-6 people but we found it very peaceful and the lake was beautiful. We struggled to find the start of the trail as we accidentally entered ONP not realising that the car park was before the park entrance.

hiked this with my sister today and it was absolutely gorgeous. a lot of false hope thinking we were there but a lot more turns and inclines. definitely will be doing this again!

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike! Conditions were great.

Great trail, should be starting point to investigate this National Park.

hiking
snow
20 days ago

Amazing view and it is so peaceful up at the top! It is a tiring hike, but definitely worth it. If you go early-ish or late in the year there will be snow. The snow/ice isn’t bad until there is water on top and it’s melting. My friends and I slipped and fell dozens of times and I ended up herniating my disk. It’s been over a year and I’m getting better but be very careful, it was NOT worth the hike and if you’re slipping, head back.

hiking
rocky
snow
22 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Well-maintained trail. A great conditioning hike. Good for running. Trail is one steady uphill chug to the lake. For me, the beauty of the trail is in its uphill gain through the different forest ecosystems, rather than that of any views of the lake or upper mountain, which I found to be less dramatic & aesthetically pleasing than the forests one travels through to arrive...

So glad I ended up doing this Trail, regardless of the fog here and there the views were something else ! Def would this Trail again. Some snow patches but nothing too bad.

hiking
24 days ago

Trail is being widened substantially, so only open on specific days (check postings). Not a difficult hike and the best views in ONP. You can get 360 views from the very top - extraordinary! Got there early (7:30am) and had the place to ourselves. However by the time we left, both parking lots were full. While the construction was stopped, please take note that there were some very large dump trucks hauling stone to the far parking lot anyway. Do not walk on the road from the secondary lots - there is a trail next to the road- far safer.

A nice easy walk with rewarding views. Try to plan it for a clear day as low cloud will obscure most views. Keep an eye out for marmots!

hiking
off trail
26 days ago

still lot of snow on the trail. at the time I went it was cloudy and foggy so decent views except for beautiful snow views.

hiking
26 days ago

This trail takes you up into the mountains to Lake Angeles. It’s well worth the hike. There are multiple bridges and areas near streams along the way. There is also a section where wild Cypripediums are growing in the moss (lady slipper orchids). The lake is breathtaking.

Closed 5/16/19 for some kind of construction

Now The trail is a small dirt road. The ridge trail which borders the road is closed due to erosion and small alpine flowers, etc. still great views on top. Short walk 3 mile, it’s a quick hike for the best views on the peninsula!!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, but not too many views other than getting to the lake. I stayed overnight and it was pretty quiet. I wish there was a little bit more access to the lake from the campsites.

Great and easy sunset hike, and just beautiful. Few snow patches but nothing too bad that you cant maneuver over. Note that there is construction on the trail and trail is closed some weekends this summer, we lucked out that it wasnt closed this weekend.

hiking
1 month ago

Really loved this trail! Beautiful scenery on the way up to the lake, and the lake itself still had some snow/ice which made for a stunning view. We ran into just a little snow at the very top, but nothing that made passage difficult. The trail is maintained very well! Enjoyed the wildflowers too.

Hiked April 27 weekend. 1.5mi hike to the trail head as the road was closed. Another 1.5mi from trail head to the top of Hurricane hill. Crampons made it easy on 2 sections of ice which otherwise would have been very slippery. It was a clear day and views were great but it was cold and windy.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Steep hike leading to a view that makes it all worth it. Check the weather before you go - the hike itself isn’t scenic, so if it’s too foggy to catch the view at the lake, it won’t feel worth it. Little patches of ice and snow and mud near the top but nothing terrible.

1 month ago

Hiked it April 29th...Icy morning.....Sunny, big snow on the trail..Walked the 1.7 miles from Hurricane Ridge to trailhead in running shoes....Hiked the 1.5 in vortex hiking boots....wet snow some mud but not too bad going to the hilltop...coming down snow was melting fast...felt like an avalanche could happen hiking the snowy ridgelines...great views..fun hike, but bring the right gear....trekking poles and plenty of water.

Great views and workout! Took us somewhere between 3.5 and 4 hours in hiking boots. Snow isn’t powdery and if you stick to the footsteps, snowshoes aren’t needed this time of the year. Took right at a bifurcation and the same the way back- the other side(right as observed on the way back) looked very steep and was probably the one other hikes warned about. What we did was not lacking adventures- they were some steep snow scrambles and a lot of climbing of gravel towards the end. The road is still closed so that adds about 3 miles of hiking. Great bay views from a viewpoint on the right and even better ones from the top- you can spot Edis hook in Port Angeles, Victoria BC and beyond. Of course the Olympic ranges follow you around and there are many 360 degrees sweeping views of the park.

The trail was snow covered but there were footprints in the snow so it is still easy to follow. The panoramic views you get at the end of the trail were absolutely beautiful

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