Ecosystem type: Temperate rainforest, subalpine meadow, subalpine meadow basin, montane forest
Permits/Reservations: Make a campsite reservation at Recreation.gov, for the most up to date information about obtaining a Wilderness Permit click here.
Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace during your stay to protect the resource and vegetation. Camp in designated sites only on bare ground.
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: September 6, 2021