Mount Storm King

HARD 120 reviews
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Mount Storm King is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Port Angeles: Drive 20 miles west on Highway 101 to the Storm King Information Center. Follow the nature trail southward along Barnes Creek, under the highway, to a fork. Follow the Storm King Trail left at this split.

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2 days ago

Beautiful

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

This hike is worth all the huffing and puffing I did to get to the top. It's not an easy hike whatsoever, yes it's short but it's a difficult. The hike is quite steep from the moment you start hiking so be ready. When you get near the top, there are some ropes you can use to reach the top of the mountain. If you take your time going up the ropes isn't so bad.

The only downfall of this hike was trying to find the trail head. I wasn't aware that the trail starts where Marymere falls trail starts which was poor planning on my part. But everything worked out!

Enjoy the hike!

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5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Very freakin hard but totally worth the effort! Beautiful views and would recommend it for experienced hikers!

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8 days ago

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9 days ago

Great hike! You definitely feel this one. Went up at 9:30 in the morning, made it to the top at 11. Pretty short hike, but it definitely doesn't feel like it. It gets really steep near the top so definitely don't try and bring your dogs. With that being said, some ropes are strung up to assist with getting there, which might be a stopping point for some but I have to say that if you just keep going past it all, you won't regret it. It's an absolutely gorgeous view at the top! Lake Crescent is so beautiful this time of year.

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome views! We hiked this yesterday. Bring gloves for the ropes or you may suffer blisters on your hands like my wife and I did.

The trail somewhat well maintained. Since it's been so dry there's a lot of loose rock. Proper hiking shoes will make your experience more enjoyable.

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13 days ago

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15 days ago

Did the hike last weekend when the fire smog was still there (forest fire in Canada). We passed two groups and the hike took us about 1 hr and 30 min. The view was great but just wish we had a better weather that day. All the way was uphill and there were places you can use ropes. Good exercise and great view! Make sure you wear proper shoes with good traction, or bare feet.

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Great views at the top, if you aren't scared of heights. The ropes on slippery dusty slopes are scary if you are afraid of heights. Definitely not kid friendly.

1 month ago

Very steep hike to the summit where you have to use ropes to get up ( ropes already tied to trees). The view at the top is amazing, there are also a few great points to stop along the way for glimpses of Lake Crescent.

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1 month ago