Badger Valley Primitive Trail
Ecosystem Type: Subalpine meadow, montane forest
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: fairly steep
Unique Features: Wildflowers
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
A limited number of permits are available between May 1 and September 30. Reservations are recommended.
Camping: Camp only in designated sites to prevent vegetation damage. The only campsite is located near crossing of Grand Creek.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Distance: 4.2 miles
Elevation Change: 6100 ft. to 4750 ft.
Best Season: July through September
Connecting Trails: Grand Pass Trail, Obstruction Point/Deer Park Trail
Stock: Open to stock day use only - see regulations
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further erosion.
Camping regulations: Camp on bare ground only. Vegetation is fragile.
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! Bear canisters are recommended along this trail.
Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.