• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Lake Angeles Trail

 

Notices:

  • Permits are required for overnight camping. Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
  • Bear canisters are recommended for food storage because of the lack of good trees for hanging food.
 

Description

Ecosystem Type: Montane forest, subalpine forest
Trail Tread Types: Maintained
General Elevation Trend: Moderate
Unique Features: Sub-alpine Lake Basin
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 3.5 miles to Lake Angeles 6.4 miles to Klahhane Ridge
Elevation Change: 1850 ft. to 4250 to 6000 ft.
Best Season: Early July through October (trail to Lake Angeles is generally melted out by June.
Stock: Open to stock - see regulations

 

Camping

Permits/Reservations: Obtain permits at the WIC in Port Angeles during business hours. No reservations for this area.
Food Storage Method: No bear wires - bear canisters recommended
Location and sites: numerous sites at the lake
Toilet Facilities: none - Bury human waste 6-8" and 200 ft from water sources and campsites.
Water Source: lake outlet stream
Stock: Allowed - day use only.

 

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent further camping regulations. Camp in designated sites only in Grand Valley.
Campfires: No campfires in at Lake Angeles. To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.
Respect Wildlife: To protect bears and other wildlife, all food, garbage and scented items must be secured from all wildlife 24 hours a day.

 

Safety

  • In early season several steep snow slopes exist above Lake Angeles.
  • An ice ax may be required for much of the spring and early summer.
  • It may also be difficult to follow sections of trail due to snow.
  • Map and compass skills may also be required during much of the spring and early summer.
 
 
Lake Angeles from Klahhane Ridge
Lake Angeles from Klahhane Ridge

Did You Know?

Mt. Olympus in winter

That Mount Olympus receives over 200 inches of precipitation each year and most of that falls as snow? At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Olympic National Park and has the third largest glacial system in the contiguous U.S.