Boulder Lake Trail is a 11.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 11.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet Route Type: Out & Back




horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching



wild flowers


no dogs

From Port Angeles, west 8 miles on U.S. 101 to Elwha Hot Springs Road. Turn left and drive 10 miles, into the national park, the trailhead is at the end of the road.

Sun Aug 27 2017

Rocky trail torwards the top! Really have to watch your footing! And it is a grind of a hike! The trail is actually 6.1 miles one way! And the lake was loaded with fish! It's also nice you can hike it on a warm day cause your shaded in the canopy most of the way to the top.

Sun Aug 21 2016

Great trail with waterfalls and Boulder Lake at the end. There was literally no other hikers there when I went in August 2015 and I've no idea why not!

Tue Jan 12 2016


Tue Jun 25 2013

My buddy and I hiked and camped at boulder lake on 7-19-09 and I can say that it is an awesome place to be. The hike up there is a little rough and there were some downed trees along the way but we made it safe and sound. All around a gorgeous place and the hot springs are a fabulous place to take a break. Highly recommend it!

Mon Aug 02 2010

very scenic trail lots to see will, though took it easy, I can say there is allot to absorb and enjoy. Stopped at lake for a quick picnic.

Fri Nov 10 2017

Wed May 24 2017

Thu Aug 06 2015