Grand Valley

 
General Location: 14 miles south of Port Angeles near Obstruction Poin/Hurricane Ridge area

Trailhead: Obstruction Point or Deer Park

Notices:

  • Permits for this area must be obtained at the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles during business hours. 50% of sites may be reserved for trips taking place between May 1 and September 30.
 

Description

Ecosystem type: Subalpine meadow, subalpine lake basin
Trail tread types: Well-maintained
General elevation trend: Steep
River crossings: A few small creek crossings. Be prepared to get your feet wet.
Unique features: Wildflowers, wildlife, mountain vistas
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 3.7 miles to Grand Lake, 1/2 mile from Grand Lake to Moose Lake.
Elevation change: 6,100 feet to 4,700 feet
Best Season: Mid-July through September

 
 

Camping

Permits/Reservations: Camping is limited between May 1 and September 30. Obtain permits at the WIC in Port Angeles during business hours. 50% of campsites can be reserved. The other 50% is first-come, first-served through the WIC.
Food Storage Method: Bear wires are available at Grand Lake, Moose Lake, and Gladys Lake. Bear canisters are recommended in some nearby areas that have no trees suitable for hanging food.
Location and sites: Grand Lake, Moose Lake, and Gladys Lake
Toilet Facilities: A solar composting toilet is available at Grand Lake and Moose Lake. In other areas, bury waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from water sources and campsites.
Water Source: Grand Creek, Grand Lake, Moose Lake - Always boil, filter, or chemically treat your drinking water to prevent getting Giardia.
Stock: Allowed, day-use only. Trailers not recommended on the Obstruction Point Road. No camping above 3,500 feet.

 

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 Grand Valley. To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are prohibited 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 along this trail.
  • An ice axe and self-arrest skills may be required for much of the spring and early summer.
  • It may be difficult to follow sections of trail due to snow.
  • Map and compass skills may be necessary during much of the spring and early summer.
 
View from Grand Pass
View from Grand Pass

NPS Pablo McLoud

 
Grand Pass
Looking up at Grand Pass

NPS Pablo McLoud

 

Last updated: June 21, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone:

(360) 565-3130

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