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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Backpack 1000 Acre Meadows

      45.1 mi / 10750 ft gain
      There are many different ways to reach 1000 Acre Meadows, but this guide will get you there starting at the Deer Park trailhead (5,400').Day 1: 14 miles You will start out by descending 2,400' and 4.3 miles to reach the Graywolf Camp. This is where the loop meets up with itself later on. Our goal...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Camp at Deer Park Campground

      5.0
      Deer Park Campground is really a hidden gem. With an elevation of 5,400 feet, the campground has amazing views of Olympic National Park, making you feel like you are camping above the clouds.There are also several hiking trails in the area that lead to even more spectacular views. Deer Park is on...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Klahhane Ridge (Switchback Route)

      4.0
      5 mi / 1700 ft gain
      Hiking to Klahhane Ridge is a rewarding experience that provides you with sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains. Further access to overnight opportunities is possible if you venture beyond the summit trail. Here’s the scoop: Get an early start. There is a decent amount of parking available at ...
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    • Shirley, British Columbia

      Beach Day at Sandcut Beach

      The adventure begins during the rugged wooded hike from the gravel parking lot to the stunning beach (10 minutes). Once you reach the stone and pebble beach, plant yourself down to enjoy the 180 degree view of the Juan de Fuca Strait (and a picnic lunch if you’ve come prepared!).Head east to find...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      West Elwha River Trail

      5.0
      6.11 mi / 1198 ft gain
      West Elwha River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Klahhane Ridge Trail

      13.2 mi / 4016 ft gain
      The winding roads and drop-off cliffs provide an outstanding journey to the trailheads on a clear day. If you have to bear through the fog, your reward at the top is worth every second of what you missed. The first image above is your view from the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, so even if you a...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Hurricane Hill

      4.8
      3.13 mi / 689 ft gain
      To get to this hike you drive up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The drive up to Hurricane Ridge is on a winding road with amazing views of the mountains. Once you reach the visitors center at Hurricane Ridge you can fill up water bottles or use the restroom. The trailhead for Hurric...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Cliff Jump & Swim on the Elwha River

      Tucked away in the trees along Olympic Hot Springs Road, the Elwha River slows to a crawl and forms a perfect natural swimming hole.   It is a great place to cool off, picnic, and enjoy the beautiful forest surrounding the Elwha River.   The river's water is crystal clear and a vivid blue-green c...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Hike to PJ Lake, Olympic National Park

      1.63 mi / 692 ft gain
      A short and scenic trail of tranquility that leads to the secluded Lake PJ, hidden on Hurricane Ridge. Nothing but nature stirs here. The trail, while well-traveled, is far quieter than others in the surrounding area of Olympic. You might see one other hiker. It is lined with wildflowers and in t...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Kayak Lake Crescent

      4.0
      From the Log Cabin Resort located on the east shore of Lake Crescent, rent a kayak and spend the day on the water! My husband and I rented a kayak on our honeymoon for a day and explored half of the lake staying close to the east shore.You can see the bridge for the Spruce Railroad trail on the ...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Hike to Elk Mountain from Obstruction Point

      5.0
      4 mi / 644 ft gain
      Olympic National Park is built for someone with a week or more to spare for backpacking deep into the heart of the park's endless miles of wilderness. Between the mountains, the coast, and the rainforest, there is a lot of park to see for someone who is trying to fit their visit into an extended ...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Backpack to Grand Park in the Olympics

      5.0
      7.5 mi / 2500 ft gain
      The beauty of many of the north coast trails in the Olympic Peninsula is that your car does a lot of the heavy lifting for you.  This is certainly true of the Grand Valley Trail, which begins more than a vertical mile above the Strait of Juan de Fuca at the end of the Obstruction Point Road.  Six...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Badger Valley Trail to Grand Pass Trail Loop

      4.0
      10.42 mi / 3235 ft gain
      Badger Valley Trail to Grand Pass Trail Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Port Angeles, Washington.
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Spruce Railroad Trail

      3.0
      11.36 mi / 1138 ft gain
      This versatile trail can adapt to your needs. It's can be an out-and-back hike, so you can make it as long as you like. If you do full distance, you are looking at an 8 mile day... OR, if you have two cars, you can park a car at either end of the trail and make it a 4 mile one-way hike. This des...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Hike Through History Along the Elwha River

      26.23 mi / 6132 ft gain
      The Elwha River Trail cuts south into the heart of Olympic National Park along a densely forested valley, following the same route taken by some of the earliest explorers of the Olympic Peninsula at the end of the 19th century. Past Port Angeles, at a hard curve in US-101, take Olympic Hot Sprin...
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    • Port Angeles, Washington

      Snowshoe Wolf Creek Trail

      6 mi
      To tackle the Wolf Creek Trail, you start by winding up Whiskey Bend Road just outside of Port Angeles, falling the curves and hills of Elwha River. The peaks of the Olympic Mountains stand in the distance.Once you approaching a clearing and small parking area, you grab the gear and hit the trail...
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