Mount Storm King Trail



  • Ecosystem type: Montane forest
  • Trail tread types: Maintained
  • General elevation trend: Steep
  • Unique features: Views of Lake Crescent and nearby peaks
  • Level of difficulty: Difficult
  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Elevation change: 600 feet to 2,700 feet
  • Best Season: May through October

Trail Information

  • Campsites: No established campsites along this trail.
  • Toilet Facilities: None. Bury waste 6-8" deep and 200 feet from water sources and campsites. Please pack out toilet paper.
  • Water Source: Barnes Creek. No water along this trail. Always boil, filter, or chemically treat your drinking water to prevent Giardia.
  • Stock: Prohibited. See Stock Use.

Special Concerns

  • Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace during your stay to protect vegetation and other park resources. Camp in established sites or on bare ground.
  • Campfires: To protect sensitive vegetation, campfires are prohibited above 3,500 feet. Where fires are allowed, leave no trace of your fire ring. Burn dead and down wood only.
  • Respect Wildlife: To protect bears and other wildlife, all food, garbage, and scented items must be secured from all wildlife 24 hours a day. Bear canisters are recommended in this area.


  • Always carry the 10 Essentials: map, compass, flashlight, knife, matches, nylon cord, extra food and water, and rain gear with warm clothes.
  • Map & compass navigation skills may be necessary in places along this trail. Snow may cover higher reaches of this trail in any season, so know how to navigate without a trail for guidance.
  • Let someone know where and when you are taking your hike. Make emergency plans for them to follow if you do not return.
  • Watch the weather before and during your hike. Storms move quickly. Whiteouts are sudden. Read the weather forecasts, but remember to read the weather in front of your eyes.

Last updated: September 6, 2023

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