Switchback Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews
#46 of 179 trails in

Switchback Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
16 days 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.

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

So beautiful!

2 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!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Monday, September 12, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

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.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday, September 11, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

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