Sunrise Ridge Trail to Mount Angeles

MODERATE 26 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.

hiking
6 hours ago

hiking
12 days ago

25 days 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!

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.

1 month ago

This was beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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!

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
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.

hiking
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!

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

geocaching
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

If you can manage it safely, the scramble to the summit is worth it! We took the very steep switchback trail on a hot day. Bring lots of water!

geocaching
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Fun! Steep hike, lots of mountain goats so we couldn't go all the way to the summit, but if you're willing to do some climbing the summit is well worth it.

cross country skiing
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Great hike even though it was completely overcast and raining. Incredibly peaceful. Beautiful wildflowers everywhere. Went during the week and there was not another soul on the trail.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

hiking
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This Trail was awesome.
I did not have GPS with me or any way to track my exact mileage, but based on my map, I went about seven miles out to Rocky peak before turning around. So probably 14 miles round trip. It took about 6 or 7 hours to complete, but I was taking my time, stopping a lot and taking lots of pictures.

The trail gets REALLY beautiful right between Mount Angeles and Rocky peak, which seems to be technically called "Klahanne ridge". You can see Canada looking north, and a beautiful view of the olympic mountains to the south. Although it was mid July, there was plenty of snow still on the ground, in many places the trail was partially lost due to snow, but easy to find again.

There were a lot of mountain goat families. I saw at least 4 baby goats.

Saw the sun setting very close to the visitor center on my return trip and then turned around and watched the moon rise over the mountains. Luckily, i was there during one of the rare "super moons" in which the moon is much larger than usual. It was incredible.

Amazing hike, amazing views, great wildlife...

Elevation gain was misleading... the highest point on the trail was only about 1000ft higher than the trailhead, but there was a lot of ups and downs along the way, so i would estimate a total of 2500 ft elevation gain at the end of the day.