Lake Angeles Trail

HARD 53 reviews
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Lake Angeles Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2519 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

lake

wild flowers

no dogs

Directions from Port Angeles: Find Hurricane Ridge Road behind the Pioneer Memorial Museum and drive southward along the highway 5 miles to the park entrance. Within the park the road climbs 3.5 miles southeastward to Lookout Rock. From this overlook Hurricane Ridge Road turns westward. Follow the road 5 miles to the Third Peak Trailhead, which lies on the western side of the road.

hiking
6 days ago

Nice steep trail that finally finishes at Lake Angeles. Unfortunately it was a populair trail and we had a group of loud teenagers next to us but it's beautifull, especially in the morning when the sun comes up and a deer stands in front of your tent saying good morning.

hiking
15 days ago

The trail is incredibly steep and exhausting seeing lake angeles at the top is SO WORTH IT. Highly recommend.

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2 months ago

made it up in 57 minutes and back down in 29 steady uphill climb easy on the way down. no snow trail is in good shape

hiking
2 months ago

We did this hike on a rainy, drizzly, foggy day which made the forest rather mystical at times, but unfortunately we didn't have great views of the lake. I was a little disappointed there were not more places to sit and enjoy the lake, but it was heavily forested. The rain also prevented us from exploring as much as we would have so there may have been more options at the south end of the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Up hill, little muddy but trail is largely in good condition.

hiking
2 months ago

The directions here have you parking past the ONP gate. If you don't want to pay the $25 entry fee, park at the trailhead just before the gate.

It's an all uphill 3.3 miles, which I did briskly in 80 minutes. Most of the hike is covered without much of a view until you reach the lake, which is gorgeous. Worth the hike up. The trail was free of snow as was the lake.

2 months ago

uphill the hole way, about 3.5 miles to the lake. lake is beautiful, took us 83 minutes to get to the lake. saw some snow. nothing ridiculous.

hiking
2 months ago

The ascent, though a constant slope, is very manageable by anyone who's in decent physical shape. Figure on 1:30 - 2 hours going up and 1:15-1:30 for the descent and you will be rewarded by a beautiful, snow-covered (in late May, anyway) cirque and an icy lake. We saw only three other hikers on our jaunt, which began at 3 pm.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

beautiful at the top. went last week and the trail was snowed over, along with the lake. light traffic, and a beautiful view.

3 months ago

3 months ago

One of my favorites...always a butt kicker for sure..spikes and pokes would've been helpful at the top...lots of snow/ice. My iPhone health app clocked it at 9.6 miles!

3 months ago

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4 months ago