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Lake Angeles Trail is a 6.4 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: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,437 feet Route Type: Out & Back

camping

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

lake

views

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
1 day ago

Easy hike. There was fog at the lake so you couldn’t see too much

hiking
3 days ago

Perfect trail condition to Lake Angeles. Mild amount of mosquitos. Unfortunately, there was only intermittent breaks in the clouds. Camp site well maintained. Otherwise, well worth the trek up there. Took us about two hours up with packs and hour and twenty five minutes down.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike up! Unfortunately it was still very cloudy at the top and were not able to see much.

8 days ago

What a beautiful hike and lake! Lots of switchbacks and elevation gain - the "Hard" rating is accurate. The lake was stunning. Worth the trek up. We parked in the lower lot near the park entry point and walked up the road to the trailhead. Took us about 4.5 hours roundtrip. We stopped for lunch on one of the rocks before meandering back down. It wasn't too crowded. We saw maybe 5-6 groups at noon on a Sunday. Parking was full toward the trailhead but the lake not so much.

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bugs
10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

This was a challenge for me as a beginner hiker but with breaks it was very doable. I highly recommend choosing a clear sky day because the view was breath taking and well worth the up-hill switch backing. We saw a bald eagle fly overhead and everyone was brave enough to jump into the beautiful, clear lake. It helped that the sun was out to dry us off :)

Forgot to restart recording in the way back down.. Incredible! Didn’t do the entire ridge as had to get back into town. The lake is beautiful and the views just continue to get better as you climb. Getting the ridge is tough, very steep. Then ok. Fog rolls in fast in the area. I got pretty lucky but didn’t see the vast views once at the top.

hiking
24 days ago

This is a good hike for a workout—but we arrived to the lake and it was covered in fog. We literally couldn’t see a thing. Go on a clear day to ensure you get a workout with a view! Like other reviewers have mentioned, the first mile has streams to cross and beautiful vegetation, the last 2.6 miles is nothing special to look at. Signs in the area say to be aware for cougars and bears. We saw neither but a good heads up if you’re going out on a quiet day.

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rocky
24 days ago

Such a beautiful trail! It’s so worth the trek up there. Try to plan to go on a clear day, when I got up there you could see the whole lake with the snow capped mountains in the background, but 10 mins later the fog started rolling in and you could see nothing.

hiking
1 month ago

Overall I enjoyed this trail. We wanted to go to Klahhane ridge but the road was closed so we did this instead. The first mile is very pretty with several small bridges over a river. After that though though the rest of the trail is pretty blah until you get to the top which is gorgeous. It's a nice steady incline the whole way but never too steep or difficult. This is a great hike if you want a good workout but aren't the mood for serious incline.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail up through to stunning Lake Angeles. Hike through woods takes most of the time but is worth it when you reach the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Steady incline all the way. Aside from a couple of small footbridges the trail is forgettable. However, the lake at the top makes this hike well worth it. Trail was clear and didn’t have any snow. Camping available up top. Hiked on 23 May 20

hiking
1 month ago

This one will beat ya up pretty good but once you get here it’s worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it! But needed some restoration at the lake! Other than that, great hike if you’re in to it!

hiking
1 month ago

We had a great hike. It was foggy but within 30minutes the fog cleared up and it was stunning!

hiking
1 month ago

It was very foggy at the top so we could barely see the lake, but still worth it! The trip up is beautiful woods with bridges and a creek. The trail is 7.4 miles, not 6.4 like All Trails says, but the elevation is spot on.

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible and there is no snow on the trail:)

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snow
2 months ago

Only the last half mile or so had snow, and crampons made that part very doable. The trail was beautiful and quiet aside from a handful of people on the way down. It's definitely worth going all the way to the lake, but it's a good time regardless!

hiking
2 months ago

04/12/2020: Trail is accessible no closure signs. Need spikes a little past halfway. No need for snowshoes if you’re just going to the lake. Lake is frozen over. Quite beautiful. Will say it took about 3.5 hours round trip but Fitbit tracker said about 9.75 round trip, all trails tracker said 8.5, not 6.4 as listed so I don’t know what to believe. But if you’re not going to get all the way to the lake it’s not worth it so be ready.

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snow
3 months ago

Beautiful uphill hike. Steady uphill but not uncomfortably steep and trail is well marked even with snow for about ⅔ of the trail today. We had great weather —- sunny in the mid 40’s and little wind The hike is scenic and with tall trees which were shedding snow in delightful showers as we walked along. My wife and I both wore hiking boots with trek spikes attached and that gave great footing Impossible to get lost on this well marked tail and only met 7 people on the @8 mile round trip. The lake was beautiful —-ice and snow covered with a background of mountains and trees.

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snow
3 months ago

I hiked the trail on March 26th. First mile was pretty dry. Second mile there was packed down snow. Mile three requires Yaktax. Snow was about ankle deep. A few times it was knee deep. Very manageable with Yaktrax and Low cut hiking boots.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome

hiking
6 months ago

12/24/20 Quite a few people doing this trail today. Starts off nice and green and then 1.5 miles on you start to get packed snow. By the time you are 0.5 miles from the summit you can cross country ski (not advisable because it’s just not much distance until the lake). We had spikes on and that did the trick. There was close to 20 inches of snow at the top, so snowshoes would have worked but only for the last 0.5 miles of the trail. Beautiful views and so fun to hike up in the lush forest that turns into deep snow! Bring your spikes!

hiking
8 months ago

Great work out but boring trail. The scenery near the trail head (first mile) is pretty and the destination is amazing however there are no views on your way up. Zero. The lake is gorgeous as it is nestled between snow capped mountains. This hike reminds me of Lower Lena with a more stunning and accessible lake.

hiking
8 months ago

The last mile has a dusting of snow, so some parts of the trail are slippery. Beautiful at the top with the sun out over the mountains. Not too many people on the trail, maybe 10 overall.

hiking
muddy
snow
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Very tough trail. We went in to do the whole loop around to the lake and made it 4 miles in. Our 10 year old gave out and we had to turn back. Beautiful forest but didn’t make it up enough to see the views.

hiking
9 months ago

Hike was definitely a steep incline going up. Took us just under two hours to get to the top and about 1 hr 15 min to get down. Decently in shape but still getting acclimated to the elevation change. Lake is beautiful but definitely would have been more enjoyable if it was raining as much, which made visibility a bit hard.

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