Deer Park Road is closed for the season. Olympic National Forest trail conditions. ***While the Hart Lake Cutoff and Lacrosse Lake Cutoff Routes may appear on some GPS devices and maps, these are not trails. Avalanche knowledge, expert winter travel skills, and proper equipment required. Very steep trail with limited water sources- 2.9 miles/3200' elevation gain. Check the project page for trail status information. Could there be a cult of satanic worshippers in this forest? As of 8/24/2018, Overall trail is in good condition. There is a washout .3 miles west of Bob Creek, about 200 yards long with an easy bypass by the river. Jct. No recent report. ~5 downed trees. of Lake Angeles & Heather Park Trails. Hoh River Trail. Whiskey Bend Road to jct. Trail clear. River is difficult to cross. Avalanche knowledge, expert winter travel skills, and proper equipment required. The only water source on this trail is Tumwata Creek at the north terminus. No recent report. Elwha River Trail to end of trail (mile 3.0). Park boundary to Jct. The entire trail may be too long for a family with small children, but you could do an out-and-back for whatever distance suits your needs. Recent visitor report states that the trail is in good shape aside from a washout at mile 3.5 that is approximately .1 mile long but is easy to bypass by staying near the riverbank before rejoining the trail. Beginning 11/27/20, No recent report. Streams available near Kimta Burn and at Kimta Peak Campsite; no water between Kimta Peak and Three Prune. Expect winter conditions. There is a handmade sign on the Dosewallips Road marking the trail. Hurricane Ridge Road will be open, weather permitting, Friday through Sunday and on holiday Mondays, through the winter season. With erosion occurring to the trail tread, visitors reported having to rock hop to get through this section. In late summer there are no water sources along this trail. No recent report on conditions. Trail cleared to slide area and the trail tread through the slide has been regraded. Hurricane Ridge Road will be open, weather permitting, Friday through Sunday and on holiday Mondays, through the winter season. ~ 5 trees down across trail. Expect winter conditions. Be prepared to hang your food 12 ft high and 10 ft out or use a park approved bear canister. Expect winter conditions. Expect winter conditions. Quinault Wilderness Information Center will be closed for the season begining September 8th, 2020 and will reopen spring of 2021. One 10 foot section of trail is washed out just before the beach. Grand Lake Trail. Dosewallips Road is washed out 6.5 miles east of the Dosewallips Ranger Station and Campground. One section of trail near the Lunch Lake junction is in poor condition due to landslide or seismic activity. Overnight visitors must register at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles. Trail not recommended for stock. Overland sections can be slick and treacherous. Jct. Beware of goats frequenting this area. Hurricane Ridge Road will be open, weather permitting, Friday through Sunday and on holiday Mondays, through the winter season. Though easily crossable, there are multiple narrow, deep fissures across the trail and unsteady footing in this area. *Cannonball Island (Tskawahyah Island) is part of the Ozette Indian Reservation and is always closed to the public. Trail clear of down trees. Lizard Head creek can be difficult to cross. High Ridge Nature Trail to jct. Trail is difficult to follow through several meadows between Six Ridge Pass and the Lake Success/Mt. Bear canisters are recommended above Flapjack Lakes; hanging food properly is very difficult in this area. Deer Lake Trail. The trail from Fifteenmile to Twentyone Mile is very brushy and overgrown. There are no water sources on this trail. *An avalanche chute ladder is in place between Elk Lake and Glacier Meadows with several broken rungs- USE CAUTION. Bear canisters are recommended above Flapjack Lakes; hanging food properly is very difficult in this area. Walk at least 70 steps (200 feet) away from water, trails, and camp areas, dig a hole 8 inches deep in soil, and bury your human waste and toilet paper. There are no main water sources between Scott Creek and Jackson Creek (located just south of Toleak Point) making for a 2.5 mile dry section. One small snowfield before High Divide Trail junction. Marmot Lake bear wires are down. Visit the Reservations page for information about making camping reservations for this reservations-only area. **CAUTION** Diamond Rock has a tidal restriction of 2', located approximately 1.5 miles north of the Oil City Trailhead. ***While the Hart Lake Cutoff and Lacrosse Lake Cutoff Routes may appear on some GPS devices and maps, these are not trails. Beginning 11/27/20, Main Fork Dosewallips River Trail to park boundary via Home Lake. Don't get caught upriver during a rain storm unless you have planned in advance to stay awhile. Hiking north past the campsites at Capa Alava is prohibited. Jct. 18 trees down between Ten Mile and Upper Duckabush. Trail is clear of downed trees and in good condition to Hayes River. Beginning 11/27/20, As of 6/8/20, 10 trees down between Dose Forks and Greywolf Pass junction, largest of which is 38" in diameter. Jct. Expert route finding and navigation skills required. Switchback Trail. They may not reflect the conditions you find in the field. No recent report. Long drive but a scenic dayhike to Five Mile Island and Happy Four Shelter. Be prepared to hang your food 12 ft high and 10 ft out or use a park approved bear canister. One small snowfield before High Divide Trail junction. Beach logs at the end of the trail can be difficult and slippery to cross and trail can become muddy and slippery with precipitation. No recent report. The Lena Creek ford can become hazardous at any time due to heavy precipitation and seasonal snow melt. to Hurricane Hill Picnic Area. No recent report, expect winter conditions. Some erosion near steep/downhill section of trail before the beach - use caution. No camping within 0.25 mile of Scout Lake. The North Fork Sol Duc must be forded at one mile. Trail is snow free. Throughout the winter season, rain falls frequently in the Hoh Rain Forest , contributing to the yearly total of 140 to 170 inches (or … No recent report. Hoh River Trail to Five Mile Island Hike Info. There is a handmade sign on the Dosewallips Road marking the trail. Unknown current conditions beyond that. **CAUTION** Diamond Rock has a tidal restriction of 2', located approximately 1.5 miles north of the Oil City Trailhead. Patchy snow above Deer Lake junction to 3/4 mile up Little Divide. Upper Barnes Creek Primitive Trail. Stock highlines are down. The longer day hike out of the Hoh Visitor Center is along the Hoh River Trail to Five Mile Island. Beware of goats frequenting this area. Trail is mostly difficult to navigate through the meadows/bogs close to the river. Approximately a dozen boards are rotten and broken on boardwalk to Sand Point- none creating serious problem. Hoh River Trail to Elk Lake - 30.2 Miles Round-Trip Elk Lake is located 15.1 miles from the Hoh Rainforest Ranger Station in Olympic National Park. Trail is clear of downed trees and in good condition to Hayes River. All food, garbage and scented items must be stored in park-approved bear canisters in the Sol Duc/High Divide Loop/Mink Lake area. Human waste must be carried out in blue bags or WAG bags. Jct. While the Makah Reservation remains closed due to COVID-19 precautions, this trail will not be accessible. Hikers can get around the washout using a trail. 1 down tree above the Sol Duc Park area. Ford is running ~3-4 feet deep. Olson Trail junction; hikers may be misled onto numerous elk trails. Wilderness is wild. A few snow fields remain on the lateral moraine trail up to Blue Glacier. Iodine is not sufficient for water treatment as it. Humes Ranch Loop Trail (mile 1.0) to Dodger Point. The trail follows the Hoh River east into the heart of the park. Bear canisters are now required at 5 Mile Island due to coyotes actively stealing food and non-food/gear items from visitors. Cat Basin Trail. Foot log over Mink Lake Creek replaced. Sol Duc River Trail via Sol Duc Falls and Deer Lake to jct. Read the Reservations page for information about obtaining reservations for camping at this reservations-only camp area. 600 E. Park Avenue Please use toilets where available. While the Reservation remains closed due to COVID-19 precautions, this trail will not be accessible. No pets, use of weapons or wheeled devices. This is a technical mountaineering climb and should not be attempted by the average hiker. There are 39 trees down on the overland trail between Mosquito Creek and Hoh Head and is very brushy. Self-registration boxes may be empty. Know the weather forecast. The Nature Conservancy Lands. Not passable for stock. This is a technical mountaineering climb and should not be attempted by the average hiker. Info COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. No water sources between Belview and Seven Stream. North Fork Trail Quinault River Trail clear of snow from Trailhead to Low Divide. Trail is closed to stock (except llamas) beyond Elk Lake. Trail overgrown, very difficult to follow east of Aurora. The last reliable water source is 1 mile below Dodger Point. Not passable for stock. As of 8/24/2018, trail is in great shape; No blowdowns or obstacles. Fires are prohibited along this trail and at the summit. Trailhead on Olympic Hot Springs Road via Happy Lake Ridge to jct. Hikers attempting to complete these routes should expect cross-country conditions, consisting of dangerous and loose rocks, steep and brushy slopes, and zero signage.***. Trail can be brushy in places. T. Kirkendall and V. Spring . Read the Reservations page for information about obtaining reservations for camping at this reservations-only camp area. Obstruction Point Road is Closed … There are no water sources on this very steep trail. The Calawah River ford can become hazardous at any time due to heavy precipitation and seasonal snow melt. We certainly did get away as we did not encounter anyone on the trail. Camping at 12 Mile is not recommended due to many hazard trees near the buried shelter; camping on the gravel bar 0.25 miles downriver from the old shelter is recommended. From that point, it is 6.5 miles to the Whiskey Bend Trailhead and nearly 8 miles to the Boulder Creek Trailhead via the temporary access trail which bypasses the road washout. Look for orange flagging/tape indicating its location. High Ridge Nature Trail to jct. Avalanche knowledge, expert winter travel skills, and proper equipment required. Segments of brushy trail from the pass to junciton with Boulder Creek can make navigating difficult. Walk at least 70 steps (200 feet) away from water, trails, and camp areas, dig a hole 8 inches deep in soil, and bury your human waste and toilet paper. Avalanche knowledge, expert winter travel skills, and proper equipment required. About long, the Hoh River originates at the Hoh Glacier on Mount Olympus and flows west through the Olympic Mountains of Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest, then through the foothills in a broad valley, emptying into the Pacific Ocean at the Hoh Indian Reservation. Beach access/exit at the mouth of the Hoh River is cut off at high tide or when the river is at flood stage in winter. Not stock passable. via Home Sweet Home. 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