Obstruction Point - Deer Park Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Obstruction Point - Deer Park Trail is a 14.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3454 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Obstruction Point Access: From downtown 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 and leads 8 miles along Klahhane Ridge to a junction with Obstruction Point Road. Turn left and travel 7.5 miles southeastward to Obstruction Point. The trail leads eastward from this point.

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5 days ago

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12 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

My husband and I drove to Obstruction Point (not an easy drive at all!) Be prepared to take your time as there are a lot of tight turns. There is a Ranger Station and a clear trailhead marker that connects Obstruction Point trail to Deer Park trailhead. We went 4 miles out to Roaring Wind camping area. (8 miles out and back since we did not bring enough for a full 14 mile hike.)

What an incredibly beautiful hike! There were wildflowers all in bloom and quite a few different areas of terrain. Lots of gorgeous views as you hike along the ridge line. I would recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen as a lot of the trail is in full sun.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Excellent views on the ridge stretch from Maiden Peak to Elk Mountain. Still some snow patches to cross that should melt out in about another week. Get there early to beat the crowds and the heat.

hiking
6 months ago

Very dramatic and rewarding views on this hike. The first half is nice, but it really opens up with views into Grand Valley and Badger Valley about halfway through. It can get windy up there; and I suppose quite often. I would love to hike this when it isn't a gorgeous and clear summer day, too. When the visibility is good, you'll have plenty of reason to stop all of the time and look around on this trail. That gets difficult sometimes because of the trail condition. When I hiked this trail in late August 2016, I encountered parts of it that were in need of some attention. The closer you get to Obstruction Point, the more the path narrows and becomes populated with scree. I really wanted to go back there and shovel off the scree that was beginning to flow over the path for a few miles. Bring some trekking poles and take your time.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful hike from the get go. The beginning section which consists of a sliver of a trail around Obstruction Peak was a bit scary for some in our group.

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

This hike was beautiful. The first half mile or so was downhill (which made for a difficult ending on the way back!) followed by a moderate incline until you make it out of the forest. Once you get there the views are incredible! We went about five miles out before turning back and got great views of the water and olympics, despite the fires to the south which made it pretty hazy. We went on Saturday and the lot was pretty full by 10 AM. I plan on going back!

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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Monday, June 08, 2015

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Not sure what to say. This trail gets used alot for good reason. It's easy to get to, the views and wildflowers are breathtaking, and it's instant gratification which is what most people are looking for.