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Sunrise Ridge Trail to Mount Angeles is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 1,742 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

NOTE: Do not attempt to summit Mt. Angeles without proper equipment and experience.

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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David Flores
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HikingRockyScrambleSnow

You get the whole view of olympic national park. Saw some bucks and even saw Canada at the top!! We were practically the only ones on the trail during the final 1/3rd of it. It was kind of hard but I would say the biggest deterrent for most is the final ascent to the top. A little scary for those who have never climbed on rock only. Will never forget it though!

Seleniasinn User
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Hiking

Hiked 7/4/2020. Stunning views. Profuse wildflowers. Saw a marmot and some deer

Rita Herbst
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Anuj Gupta
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Devin Marts
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Jeremy R
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HikingRocky

27JUL2019 - Absolutely beautiful trail. Partly cloudy that day, but made the view even more breath-taking when the clouds subsided. Pretty easy hike from Hurricane Ridge. Highly recommend!

Kasia Kawczynski
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Hiking

It was my first time hiking this trail and first time hiking a more difficult trail alone. It was great. Some muddy spots throughout. There was a nasty area of snowy/icy switchbacks about halfway in - really gnarly (not in a fun way) on the way down. Some kind of sheer areas with just a narrow trail cutting through - you get used to it, but it can be a little dizzying anyway. I was cautious at the parts that felt iffy, got real low, almost sitting, used my hands to scramble up, etc. Overall, a challenge but definitely feel like I earned some confidence. Could NOT wipe the smile from my face, basically the entire time!

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Joe Swanson
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Hiking

This was a fun and slightly challenging trail. As everyone is mentioning, the last bit where it splits off to Mount Angeles from the main trail is extremely steep. I had to stop quite a few times to catch my breath. At the meadow, took a break and had lunch. I scrambled up the rock face a little bit, but there is no real established trail so I didn't want to risk going much further. Well worth it especially for a clear afternoon!

Anna Van Dingstee
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Hiking

Amazing hike, not too challenging with amazing views the whole way. We stopped at the 2 mile mark, right before the ascent to Mt Angeles summit. A little snowy/icy, but not too bad!

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Joshua Blank
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HikingOver grown

Challenging trail. Loose gravel towards the last climb to mt angeles makes it a little slippery. Make sure you have good hiking shoes. However, you get great views of the park and if the clouds break you can see Canada. We also saw some deer/elk along the way.

Alexandra Shumway
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Hiking

I don’t think the mileage for the Mount Angeles specific leg is correct. Trail was sometimes difficult to follow, even on the ridge part of the trail. After forking off to climb Mount Angeles, it is STEEP. Bring a jacket for the top. Look for marmots in the meadows and make sure you have good footwear. The climb up is treacherous.

Chris Woodling
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Hiking

Very awesome trail! However the incline on the last mile is extreme. Even with hiking poles I fell about 8 times. Loose dirt plus a super steep trail is almost impossible not to fall on. The view from the top was amazing , you can even see Canada up there.

Jason Woolery
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Brigham Baird
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Hiking

Great views and nice trail. Kind of a little on exposed side for those with height anxiety.

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Anna T
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Hiking

Very beautiful vistas and mountain meadows full of flowers. Lot's of ridge walks, some stretches were quite narrow and are definitely vertigo inducing (I usually don't have an issue with heights). At a trail split where the marker points to right, that goes to Klahhane Ridge, the left goes to Mount Angeles. that's where the trail turns from moderate to hard: very rough steep upward scramble over pebles and dust, was worse on the way back. I'd probably skip this part next time, it's a good hour up, then same (if not longer) on the way down. Walking poles are strongly suggested.

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Todd Rossi
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HikingOff trailRockyScrambleWashed out

Klahhane Ridge to Mount Angeles and back was our route. The trail to the fork was well traveled and clearly marked. Once you turn up towards Mount Angeles the trail becomes steep and narrow. Sometimes even losing it especially towards the top. Steep and loose when the trail ends and you scramble a bit to get to the top. I made the scramble fairly easily toting a 35lb pack and a full size DSLR. Good boots and water!

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Vicki Bender
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Hiking

We took trail to left at the split to the lake. Trail east to follow but VERY steep. No view because of clouds.

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Ryan B.
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HikingMuddyRocky

Trail conditions are good. I'd rate trail difficulty as moderate right up to the Klahane Ridge junction; as soon as you take that left fork, the difficulty level spikes and even fit, experienced hikers are going to find it a bit hard. Definitely worth the effort.

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