Heather Park Trail

 

Notices:

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

Description

Ecosystem Type: Montane forest, subalpine forest
Trail Tread Types: Maintained
General Elevation Trend: Steep
Unique Features: Subalpine lake basin
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6.3 miles
Elevation Change: 2,850 feet to 6,000 feet
Best Season: Late June through early October
Stock: Open to stock but recommended for experienced stock animals and riders due to steep, rocky terrain. Camping with stock is prohibited.

 

Camping

Permits/Reservations: Obtain permits at the WIC in Port Angeles during business hours. No reservations needed for this area.
Food Storage Method: No bear wires. Bear canisters recommended as it is difficult to hang food 12 feet up and 10 feet out from the nearest trunk.
Location and sites: Campsites are located at Heather Park. Please camp only in established sites or on a durable surface
Toilet Facilities: None. Bury human waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from water sources and campsites.
Water Source: Stream near Heather Park camp.
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 or on durable surfaces (bare ground).
Campfires: No campfires at Heather Park. 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 above Heather Park.
  • 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 required during much of the spring and early summer.

Last updated: December 9, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone:

(360) 565-3130

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