Explore the most popular birding trails near Port Angeles with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great views

19 hours ago

Relatively easy day hike. Great views overlooking the lake. Careful through the slide area....common sense has to apply.

hiking
1 day ago

Lots of downed trees on the trail. Encountered a black bear sow and two cubs about 40 yards away where the trail starts to reach the clearing.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Beautiful lake, nice trail, but closed at 3 mile point. First mile is a gravel road. Last mile has a couple rock slides. Was REALLY looking forward to this trail. Big disappointment

backpacking
5 days ago

Nice day hike trail. The path through the landslide was not difficult in dry conditions. Two hours up but missed view due to cloud cover. Water was available in two places. Great hike.

it's a beautiful and relatively easy hike. we'll worth the stop if you have an hour or two to spare.

Still quite a bit of snow! At certain points, it complete obstructed the path, but we were able to scoot past it along the edge or climb over it. FANTASTIC views, it was truly breathtaking. A moderate hike overall, with some areas steeper than others. Pretty empty on a weekday, allowing you to stop for photos without holding up traffic. Has a paved path, so it's nice and easy. If you have a car you don't need to walk the 1.5 miles on the road, there is parking at the trailhead past the visitor's center (RVs aren't allowed on the road, but these restrictions are clearly marked.)

Arrived at 0930 on Monday to see very few other hikers! Once you take the turn at the big rock for the trail your hike (climb) truly begins! Trail was in good condition and glad to find a hike I love with no snow!

For my average condition it was a brutal climb & descent. The ropes weren't too bad but the second one is definitely the sketchy section! More so on the descent. The incredible views were worth it & we spent about 45 minutes on top undisturbed before heading back down!

Amazingly BeAutiful... 360° view of the mountains surrounding the ridge and a bit of the waterfront view from a spectacular view at the top! a must do again♡ great company and a view I won't ever forget!!!!

Beautiful views. Pretty easy walk. There are a couple of steep uphill parts that got a little tough but just had to take my time.

This is a short and easy hike. It is worth traveling you. you get to enjoy the drive by Cresent Lake and the lush greenery of the woods up to the falls. Enjoy!

Couldn’t cross the slide area, its quite dangerous. Rest is fine. Was able to go up and come back in 2 hours.

hiking
12 days ago

Incredible views! Not too long, but the grade definitely makes it challenging. I carried my son up in a carrier backpack so it is by no means unbearably difficult. It’s worth planning ahead and going on a clear day.

Absolutely breathtaking.... There’s still quite a bit of snow hanging around. We had our kids with us. If you are concerned about the trail being icy when you come to the fork in the trail about a quarter of a mile in keep to the right. Even though it may not look like it, this was the easiest path for us!

Loved it! Excited to go back

hiking
17 days ago

Great week.

hiking
18 days ago

Very easy, a bit long and uphill but nothing worth being concerned about.

hiking
19 days ago

Stunning views and one heck of a workout! Don't let the distance fool you, this trail makes you earn that view. Last section with the ropes was more disconcerting than I thought it would be. An element of danger present for sure. As others have said, bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes. Both will be needed.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice relaxing walk with great weather and reasonable traffic. The trails are in good condition. Great for family.

hiking
23 days ago

The view is definitely worth it! Bring lots of water and wear proper shoes. There’s a lot of loose dirt and rocks, which makes the descent almost as difficult as the ascent. Once you finish the ropes section, the view is off to your left. Don’t continue the trail to the right unless you’re a serious rock climber (with your own ropes and gear).

super fun! make sure you bring a swim suit and take a jump off the cliff or bridge! great summer day hike!

Most of the trail is still covered in snow. I managed to walk up with normal shoes. I parked at the visitor center and had to walk along the road until the trail head (approx 1.5 miles of paved road). Great view!

Challenging and beautiful views for sure!

Fun

backpacking
28 days ago

awesome work out!!! A little sketchy at the ropes...but the view is so worth It! Go Slow and watch your step... bring enough water!

hiking
28 days ago

Loved the hike. Had great weather and the park to ourselves. It was kinda like a ghost town due to the washout closing the park.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! It was steep and not gonna lie it kind of kicked my ass. Haha. Be prepared to rock climb.

There is lots of snow on the trail still so be prepared. We had to hike on the road for about 1.5 mile before actually getting to the trail head. Most people had snowshoes but we went without so you could do both. It was a pretty hike with all the snow but views were minimal since it was all whited out (reason for 4 stars). Definitely will try again!

25th March. Nice walk. Beautiful views.

You may get winded on your way up, but take your time! The views are spectacular and you may see some mountain goats. Just don't get too close!

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