Boulder Lake


Ecosystem Type: Subalpine meadow, montane forest
Trail Tread Types: Maintained
General Elevation Trend: Moderate
Unique Features:

Trail Information

Backcountry Permits: Required - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Please camp only in established campsites to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 2.8 miles from end of Olympic Hot Springs Trail
Elevation Change: 2400 ft. to 4350 ft.
Best Season: July through October
Connecting Trails: Olympic Hot Springs Trail, Appleton Pass Trail, Happy Lake Ridge Trail
Stock: Open to stock - see regulations

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Camp in pre-existing bare ground sites only. Use pit toilet at Boulder Lake.

Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.

Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Secure food, garbage and scented items from bears and other wildlife 24 hours a day. When bear obtain human food, they become habituated to camping areas and often become aggressive towards people. They may also damage packs or tents to get at food or other smelly items. Do not feed any wild animals! A bear wire is located at Boulder Lake for food hanging.

Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.

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