Switchback Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Switchback Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1417 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

I don't know why the description says dog friendly This is NOT a dog friendly trail. There's a sign at the beginning that says no dogs.

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4 months ago

So beautiful!

5 months ago

this way to lk angelas is by far 1of my fav places ever! Got stuck trying to get past a herd of 15 mt. goats on way back, which appears common on ridge line & sometimes even at the lk. Just tap rocks or ground with sticks & yell at them they'll usually get out of the way. The lake itself is one of the best in the back country I've camped at. Great for fishing & swimming!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Steep and rewarding very at top. Even saw a mountain goats!

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

A nice, short workout trail on its own.

Some hikers have blazed new 'trails' off the real trail. Look out for these distractions. Would not recommend for children under 10 due to steep drop-off, but each hiker and parent will have to judge based on their comfort and experience.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

27 switchbacks to the top. But we'll worth the view.

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