Mount Storm King

HARD 98 reviews
#8 of 177 trails in

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.

1 day ago

More like strenuous

amazing views! one of the best I've ever been on. but it does get pretty sketchy at the too. you're going strait up on loose gravel with only a very thin rope to hold you. it was pretty scary, bring great shoes.

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11 days ago

physically challenging, yes. amazing views! didn't do the rope climb to the top (a little sketchy) but it was still absolutely amazing. totally worth it!

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12 days ago

Fairly difficult hike, made it up in just under an hour. The hike is a constant, steep incline, but the view at the top is amazing. This was my first time in Olympic National Park, and it was amazing!

18 days ago

The hike to the unmaintained trail is very difficult being that you are hiking up hill for miles. Multiple switchbacks. There are some nice view points close to the top where you can see lake crescent and take a quick break. The unmaintained trail is super sketchy and I would not do without shoes that have great traction. I didn't see the sign and realized where I was when I hit the section with the ropes. Did the first rope and then turned around. I know many people do this part of the trail but it's not actually maintained by the nps and the ropes are put there by other hikers. One wrong move and I'll leave that to your imagination. The views along the way were good enough for me to pass and not feel like I was missing too much.

21 days ago

23 days ago

Storm king was an amazing hike but it's definitely a rating of hard. Not for beginners. Once you get close to the finish line their is some rope climbing to help pull yourself up. Once to the top the views are sick. Totally worth all the torture.

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24 days ago

All incline .. but views are amazing. Intermediate to advanced hikers only. A portion of the trail is very loose gravel and only passable by a skimpy rope towards the top. But once at the top, the views are staggering

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26 days ago

This was a fabulous hike. The flora is constantly changing, not only as you change elevation but as you go from Sunnyside to Shadyside to dry side to wet side of the mountain. I was so energized as I came down, I ended up hiking Burns Creek as well that day.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Intense from the start! This trail may only be a few miles, but it's straight up. You'll know your close when you use ropes to climb a particularly steep portion. The view was definitely worth it.

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1 month ago

Decided to do this hike on my Thursday 05/18/2017. First of all in order to hike there you have to park you are at Storm king ranger station and then walk to the trail head which is extra half mile through the forest. It is steep from the beginning and stays that way till end. Very beautiful view from the top. Last mile is super steep and you have to climb up with a rope at one point . If you are not experienced hikers please try to avoid that and you can still enjoy the view from right below that point. They only had one role and lucky I had one so I attached that there and left it there for fellow hikers. But view from top is breathtaking. Be careful and safe.

Started at 11:11 am reached at top around 1:00pm. Rested there for an hour and took 1 hour and 25 min to come down.

Things go remember:
1. Park at storm king rangers station or Lake crescent lodge. I parked at lake crescent lodge parking was free there and didn't require any pass, but I am not sure about storm king ranger station. You can also get map from lake crescent lake. There was kind lady Tracy at that lodge who helped me.

2. Make sure go early and be prepared. Get your food and warm cloths weather changes pretty quick up there.

3. Carry a rope with you just in case and if there is no rope DONOT try to clime that last part it is super steep and risky.!! And if your scare of narrow trails be care full.

There are no signals around this area so grab a map from lake crescent lodge or do your research before heading here. Phone only works at top.

This hike is really worth it and doable but be very very careful.
All the best. Enjoy!!

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