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.
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.
Not one other person on the trail, besides my small group. Carried snowshoes but didn't need them. Micro spikes for sure! Fresh snow over sold ice. Crossing several streams and the reward of Lake Angeles at the top. Beautiful!!
Great trail. Canopy is gorgeous. Heavily covered in snow and ice as of today. Truly a beautiful view at the lake.
trail was in good shape
The trail is beautiful, it's a steady gentle climb to the lake, it took us about 1h45min to get there. The view of the lake was absolutely amazing! Well worth the detour.
Got started early enough in the day (7:30 or so) and didn't see a soul on the trail until we got to the campers at the lake. It's a nice, woody, steady climb that was a bit of an aerobic workout but really not that difficult. The lake is peaceful and a great place to kick back with a protein bar before heading out.
Great hike! Pretty challenging, as it is a fairly steep uphill climb. The views at the top are definitely worth the effort.
Tough accent with winding switch backs for the first couple miles but the challenge is so worth the reward! The view of the lake and the surrounding area was gorgeous!
One of the best in the Park
Challenging hike, the top part is mostly switch backs but incredibly beautiful hike.
We did this lower elevation hike because the upper trails were fogged in. The trail surface was smooth(a plus) and well maintained but a long unrelenting up hill slog. The creeks add some variety as the woods looks the same after a while. The view of the lake & surrounding mtns is worth the hike up.