Heather Park Trail

Description

Ecosystem Type: Montane forest, subalpine meadow
Trail Tread Types: Maintained
General Elevation Trend: steep
Unique Features:

Trail Information

Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Campsites are located at Heather Park. Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6.3 miles
Elevation Change: 2850 ft. to 6000 ft.
Best Season: Late June through October
Connecting Trails: Klahhane Ridge Trail, Lake Angeles Trail
Stock: Open to stock, recommended for experienced riders and stock only due to steep rocky terrain. Camping with stock not allowed on this trail.

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further damage.
Camping regulations:

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 ax and know how to use it.


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