Lake Angeles Trail

HARD 46 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

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.

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10 days 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

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18 days ago

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

hiking
21 days 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.

26 days 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
28 days 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.

28 days ago

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1 month ago

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

1 month ago

1 month 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!

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

You guys. This hike should not be done in late March. Moderate was used many times (clearly should have checked All Trails first) to describe this hike, and as a pretty well-turned hiker I was ready, however, the trail was not. First off, heed the sign post denoting the mileage: it indeed felt "more like 5." Secondly, late March/early April May have been a poor choice as there were many icy snow patches. Thirdly, the inclines seemed to go on forever, with barely a respite.

Daunted, but determined not to be overcome, I will absolutely try this trail again (because I wanna see the lake!), but in the summer or early Autumn.

Lake Angeles caretakers, invest in more truthy signs, guys!

2 months ago

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4 months ago

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!!

4 months ago

Great trail. Canopy is gorgeous. Heavily covered in snow and ice as of today. Truly a beautiful view at the lake.

4 months ago

Great hike
trail was in good shape

6 months ago

6 months ago