Sunrise Ridge Trail to Mount Angeles

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Sunrise Ridge Trail to Mount Angeles is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1870 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

When entering the parking lot, go in either of the first two trail entrances heading towards Klahanne Ridge. Follow that to the right for a couple miles before a junction, turn towards the right to continue on Klahanne Ridge or go straight up for a steep hike before a small scrambling section to the top of Mt. Angeles.

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2 months ago

Amazing views.

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2 months ago

Very enjoyable hike through various terrain types that goes up and down most of the way. Going towards Mount Angeles can get confusing. When you get to a sign that said "Trail" and points straight ahead (someone also annotated "Klahhane Ridge" on the sign), veer left coming from Hurricane Ridge. That will take you to Mount Angeles.

After that turn off, the trail can get hard to see in a few spots. But that isn't a negative. Just need to pay closer attention to turns.

2 months ago

Didn't record but the best view I've ever Sean

2 months ago

Didn't record but the best view I've ever Sean

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3 months ago

Was an awesome hike the weather was great.. warm with the occasional breeze! Horse flies where out strong! The bees didn't care about us! But it is a good hike! No goats out today! My son and I enjoyed this hike!

3 months ago

Great hike , but be prepared for leg burner from the Klahanne ridge trail up Mt. Angeles. it gets really steep on this section but once you get to the top you are rewarded for your efforts by an amazing view. Then if you still have energy left you can scramble up the last rocky section all the way up to the summit.

4 months ago

This was beautiful!

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4 months ago

I definitely wouldn't consider this a moderate hike. It was extremely steep in places and had lots of long uphill climbs. Parts of the trail had snow that was manageable, but one section had a steep slope covered in snow. We slid our way down, going back up it was a job though. The section leading to Mount Angeles was super steep! Lost the trail several times and had a hard time scrambling up the gravel slopes. Made it all the way to the rock face of Mount Angeles, but turned around because I was terrified haha. Didn't see any goats, and got sunburned, but the views were stunning! It was worth it to see those views.

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5 months ago

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Beautiful drive, beautiful visitors center. Clear trail, but not clear directions. When entering the parking lot, go in either of the first two trail entrances heading towards Klahanne Ridge. Follow that to the right for a couple miles before a junction, turn towards the right to continue on Klahanne Ridge or go straight up for a steep hike before a small scrambling section to the top of Mt. Angeles.
Super cool and something for all skill!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

What a stunningly beautiful hike. This one has to rate with the best I've ever done. Beautiful views of Olympic snow capped high peaks, beautiful wild flowers, butterflies, yellow jackets and horseflies. Nice trail surface for those with sensitive knees, nicely spaced ups and downs to give your stress levels some variety. The climber's trail leading to the peak of Mt Angeles is a bit steeper, saw some snow banks left over from winter(now july22), saw a marmot, rabbit, yelled at a goat during the final scramble to the top. He looked down his nose at me and turned away as he rested on a nearby rock....never bothered us 4 at the top. Saw some flowers blooming in niches at the top along with Orange lichen. Hang on tight for the last 25 feet or so... Great views, worth the climb.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Great hike, probably closer to 6 or 7 miles with 2500 ft elev gain. None of these tracks go all the way to the tippy top. The scramble to the summit is quite exposed for the last little bit, but if you are careful and have good shoes it's doable and well worth it for the views. I had run ins with a couple goats up there, made for some tremendous photos!