Ecosystem type: Subalpine meadow, subalpine lake basin, montane forest
Trail tread types: Well-maintained
General elevation trend: Steep
Unique features: The trail ascends 22 switchbacks from the Hoh River to the subalpine basin of Hoh Lake. Avalanche lilies and other subalpine species are prolific in season. Excellent views of the interior Olympics are afforded above Hoh Lake on High Divide. Elk and bear are frequently seen in summer and early fall. The trail passes through the area of the Hoh Fire (1978), thus there is little tree canopy. Carry plenty of water.
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6.4 miles from junction with Hoh River trail to Bogachiel Peak Junction. Hoh Lake is 14.7 miles from Hoh trailhead, 9.7 miles from Sol Duc trailhead.
Elevation change: 800 foot loss from High Divide, 3,500 foot gain from Hoh River Trail
Best Season: Mid-July through September