Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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2 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

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!

11 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.

17 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.

21 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!

Challenging and beautiful views for sure!


26 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!

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

I hiked this April 2 and it was beautiful and I would definitely recommend this, it's a little hard going up but the view is worth it.

1 month ago

Loved this hike! A great workout and a great challenge with an incline the whole way up, the rope portion after the maintained trail ends was also a unique challenge. The views of crescent lake the the mountains was well worth it!

great challenging hike. be in shape bc this feels like a straight incline for a majority of the hike. views are so worth it!

This trail is an amazing workout in the forest. The trail climbs up steeply. There are several switchbacks but they are usually short. At the end of March, there was slippery, iced over snow on the trail starting at about 2 miles in.

This is a great hike to camp 1/2 way at Roaring Winds. Three spots available. End up at Deer Park for camping, relaxation and wait to get picked up.

Beautiful waterfall, but this is not a actual trail. The falls are right off the road. Parking and bathroom facilities available.

Quiet quick.08 walk through the rustic moss filled woods. Beautiful scenery.

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

2 months ago

Wonderful climb but you need to be in shape to keep a low heart rate! Ropes are a little ways after the sign that marks "end of maintained trail." To challenge those you are required to be in extreme physical shape for maximum results.


Did 2.2 miles, then turned back. Given the day I would love to do the whole hike. The sights are amazing. There are log bridges to pass over that give you a great up close view of the clear river. Patches of snow mixed between views of rushing water, lush hanging moss, and massive fallen trees really makes this hike look more like a fairytale or video game than reality.

Highly recommend!

Amazing hike. It started snowing a little bit but not too bad. Incline almost the entire way, and kind of sketchy towards the top with the ropes. Once you see that view it is totally worth it!

Loved it!

2 months ago

Really awesome views. We had to turn back about .3 miles short of the top because of some snow that we hadn’t anticipated. But if you go this time of year and you have shoes with good grip, you’ll be fine! Lots of inclines!

2 months ago

Not a hike, but pretty waterfall. It didn’t feel as spectacular as Marymere falls.

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

this is an amazing hike to be able to see different bodies of water it definitely is a really hard hike and the end is really scary and very excited that I was able to do such a hike

3 months ago

Beautiful hike in a urban environment. Depending on time of year it can be muddy in places. Trail narrows in one section above the creek to about a foot in width.

Can’t believe I’ve lived so close to this trail for years and never hiked it until the other day! Parts were muddy & slick (but that’s to be expected in February on the Peninsula). Beautiful trail

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

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