Explore the most popular fishing 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.

mountain biking
19 hours 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

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

So pretty, easy walk! Dog friendly and it wasn’t that crowded.

this one had a beautiful off Trail which is called the devil's Punchbowl I thought that was beautiful and amazing and it's not hard at all super easy a stroller with big wheels could even go on

Definitely worth the walk! Flanks the north side of Lake Crescent. Beautiful views.

7 months 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.

8 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.


Tough hike from Sul Duc Falls to Deer Lake. Made the hike in late July. Pretty rugged trail. Uphill most of the way. Easy walk around Deer Lake with some nice views.

9 months ago

Great family hike. Flat and easy with nice place to jump to the lake (devil's bowl bridge and rocks around it)

What incredible changes to this trail! It is now ADA, wheelchair accessible to behind Devil's Punchbowl. There is a tunnel that is very dark and goes through the hillside. If you take the rough tail to the left of the tunnel you can access Devil's Punchbowl and the bridge that goes over it. Took two dogs who enjoyed all the smells.

10 months ago

So beautiful!

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!

The trail was closed, no notice when it would be open again.

10 months ago

We wanted to take an easy day hike to simply enjoy the beautiful day and this trail did not disappoint! Absolutely beautiful views of Lake Crescent and the majestic mountains surrounding. We entered via the west end and the trail meanders along the shore with so many great views. If you want an easy hike/walk that is guaranteed to leave you de-stressed and grateful for our beautiful world, this is a great choice!

10 months ago

Totally gorgeous, easy hike, and some lovely water to swim in. (A little cold for my taste, but my friends enjoyed it!) The trail is well cared for and offers beautiful views.

dogs are not allowed in Olympic National Park! just a heads up.

beautiful place! sadly learned the hard way you have to go to camp david jr rd entrance! they have the trail "blocked" where the McKay tunnel is right b4 devils punchbowl is & it says dangerous conditions, but it's safe..looks like they are trying to clear the tunnel out for hikers to do enjoy the entire route. Took a swim at devils punch bowl & boyy the water was cold but it felt good.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Hiked western portion as eastern end is closed at the moment. Unfortunately, only occasional views of the lake. The best views of Lake Crescent were actually at East Beach (take a picnic there!)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

This trail isn't that well maintained through areas and can be a little skinny for running

Sunday, December 11, 2016

lots too see, take a Lunch!stop and enjoy all the cool spots.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

light easy trail, and pretty fun for cliff jumping right by the bridge on the right. nice spot for just hanging out for the day

Saturday, October 01, 2016

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON on the east end. We found this out the hard way. Apparently they've closed it in order to finish paving it.

About a mile is open on the Camp David side but we wanted more of a challenge. The trail status is here:

Lake Crescent is beautiful though, there's a nice picnic spot on East Beach.

Monday, September 26, 2016

A nice relaxing hike with beautiful views of the mountains and Lake Crescent. We hiked the 4 mile unpaved section and then headed back. Only encountered a few mountain bikers.

Monday, September 12, 2016

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

Sunday, August 21, 2016

very cool. bring your swimsuit and water shoes...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Another favorite trail. I've done it on bikes too. A bit sketchy at some points but a great ride, and a definite good walk. beautiful scenery.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ATTENTION TRIKE-RIDERS: The western end of this trail, which is paved for about 6.5 miles, is the best section for trike riders. It is level and easy pedaling, with beautiful woods and few people.

If you try to access this trail from the eaat end of Crescent lake, you will find only a very short section which is kind to your trike. The eastern end, starting at the end of East Beach Rd. narrows down to less than the width of one's trike, is muddy, and has several dips, through which one will have to dismount and ease the trike across them. Rocks along the eastern section of the trail will snag one's rear deraillier and may damage the under carriage of one's trike..

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.

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