Three Forks Trail

HARD 3 reviews
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Three Forks Trail is a 8.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3323 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Port Angeles: Drive 5 miles east on Highway 101 to Deer Park Road. Turn right (south) and begin climbing into the northeastern Olympic foothills. The pavement ends after 5.5 miles, a short distance before the road enters the National Park. South of the National Park boundary the road becomes steep and narrow. Sixteen miles from Highway 101 is the access road for Deer Park Campground. Follow this access road and park in the day-use parking area. The trail begins south of the campground.

hiking
27 days ago

It is a bit late in the season for wildflowers, and the views on this trail were not worth the difficulty and length. It is a long way down through the forest and then a long way back up, with a nice area at the bottom to camp or picnic by the river. However, because most of the trail is in the forest, at this time of year the scenery gets a bit monotonous after a long and difficult hike. The beginning of the hike is very nice, however, with nice views from the campground through the burned area.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015