Blue Mountain Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length0.4 miElevation gain131 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeFeeNo dogs
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Olympic National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55. The gravel road leading to the trail is narrow and very windy; going more than 20 mph for most of the drive is not recommended. It also gets extraordinarily foggy up there, so visibility is quite low. Not suitable for RVs or trailers. Deer Park Road is closed from October - June and trail cannot be accessed. Please note there may also be roadwork in the area. Please check park website or call for most up to date road and trail closures as this area is often closed well into June due to snow and other extreme conditions. For current status call (360)-565-3131

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Madeleine Wilson
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Sarah Anzalotti
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The views are amazing on a clear day. We did the path clockwise and had the main views at the end of the trail.

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Alma Garcia
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Drove there last week, the road is narrow so you should drive around 20mph (careful of cars coming down). Half way I was kinda regretting my decision of going up due to the difficult drive, but once at the top I forgot about the difficult drive and became one of my favorite places, so calm, beautiful and with 360 degree view of the city and Olympic mountains. It was a beautiful sunny day. Tough drive but absolutely worth it!!

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Aaron S
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Beautiful! Got here right before 8am and I was the only one. Enjoyed the beautiful view and then it was super neat when all the fog rolled in.

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Samuel Leinbach
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Peter Schenck
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Worth the drive up the mountain. The road, for the top eight miles, is a narrow dirt road along cliffs that, at some point, narrows to a single vehicle width. On a sunny day, you can see all of the snow capped mountains of the Olympic National Park, across the Straight of Juan de Fuca to Canada, and the towns of Port Angeles and Sequim.

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Ric Esp
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Long damn dirt road but worth it

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Sarah Lane
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Wonderful views at a high elevation above cloud and tree line. Beautiful flora, meadow, and wildlife (birds, deer). You will drive several miles on Deer Park - the last 8 are gravel and curvy, but with some small side extensions to allow for car passing for two-way traffic. Even if you drive and park up there you have amazing, accessible views. There are mosquitoes. From Deer Park you can also take a ~7.5 mi. hike to Obstruction PT. Or even continue from there to Hurricane Ridge (~14 mi). A primitive camp and signage/bathroom at Deer Park, and wilderness single campsites along trail to Obstruction.

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Shalyse Ahl
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Attempted to do but road is blocked off.

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Hema Sha
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Great trail. Lovely views of the mountains, lakes...The drive is through un paved roads. Narrow in several places. Got to be very cautious.

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Chau Pham
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We drove up around 7pm and the drive down was a bit tough especially the 8-mile unpaved road was dark after 8pm. The view is fantastic, you can see the blue mountains, the slopes down the mountains, ocean and clouds covering the surrounding. Highly recommended!

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Oleksandr Fedorov
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Nice gravel road to trailhead. good hike for kids. Pick sunny day to get most of the views

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Miranda Larrin
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Had a friend from out of state visiting. This was a perfect place to take him to show him the beauty of the Olympics with a small time frame.

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Miranda Wickey
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HikingBugsMuddySnow

Sights at the top are amazing. Long and slightly scary gravel road on the way up. Lots of beautiful flowers and bees. Saw a bear in a distant meadow clearing and some curious chipmunks. Great views with very little work needed.

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Rocky Simpson
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Very rewarding view for such a short walk. Trail is easy so all ages can do this one.

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Ash D
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I suggest use caution while driving up to trailhead. Road is narrow but not many people goes here so it's not that bad. Just keep speed below 20. View is excellent. ... hurricane Ridge and city of Port Angeles with ocean view. I would recommend this trial

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Melissa Vukelic
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Contrary to the warnings of another reviewer, I had no problem at all driving to the trail head in my 4 cylinder Toyota. As long as you go in the summer months when you can avoid the snow, and your tires aren't bald, you should be fine. The road is narrow and very winding, so I wouldn't recommend going more than 20 mph for most of the drive. As for the trail itself, it's very short which was perfect for someone like me. I'm sure the views would have been spectacular had there not been cloud cover at the top. Unfortunately, I couldn't see more than a few yards out.

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Jessica Rivera
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*****WARNING***** The road to this trail is an extremely narrow and windy dirt road so if you have a vehicle that is not capable of driving on this kind of road do NOT attempt to go to it. I didn't actually hike the trail because when I got there it was really foggy and the whole reason I went was to enjoy the view and take some photos which I couldn't do in those conditions.

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Shanea Thomas
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Spectacular views of Hurricane Ridge, Port Angeles, and so much more. You are literally in the clouds. Easy hike and well worth the views.

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MC Hiker
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Very short trail but the 360° views are excellent

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Dee McNay
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Loved this view!!! Still some snow, but beautiful scenery, floral and fauna everywhere!

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Dean Luciani
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Dean Luciani
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Joey Crow Jr
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Chris Englund
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Jeannine Ehrlich Dolan
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Tim Marshall
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Scarlett Gates
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