Ecosystem type: Temperate rainforest, subalpine meadow, subalpine meadow basin, montane forest
Permits/Reservations: Make a campsite reservation at Recreation.gov.
Leave No Trace: Leave No Trace of your stay to protect vegetation and prevent further camping regulations. Camp in designated sites only. Please camp lightly to protect vegetation.
In early season, several steep snow slopes exist along this trail. An ice axe 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 be required during much of the spring and summer.
During Winter months, travel above Elk Lake is not recommended due to steep avalanche chutes. Ropes and anchors may be necessary to cross these safety.
Climbing Mount Olympus should only be attempted by experienced mountaineers who have glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills and gear.
Last updated: January 14, 2021