NE DESTINATIONS - GRAND PASS TRAIL...7.4 MILES

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DIRECTIONS TO : OBSTRUCTION POINT TRAILHEAD

NEAREST CAMPGROUND: Heart O' the Hills (5 miles from Port Angeles)

RANGER STATION : Toilets (Ranger station, permit registration, pay phone and water located at start of Hurricane Ridge Road - at WIC).

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IF STORM - USE THIS TRAIL INSTEAD OF OBSTRUCTION POINT



INFO ABOUT TRAIL :

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VARIOUS COMMENTS :


.....Road is closed from early October to late June or July.

.....Marmot may cause damage to vehicles. (??)

.....The Grand Ridge and Grand Pass Trails connect two broad ridges, broken only by the beautiful Grand Valley, for 13 miles of high-country strolling. Views of the Olympics, mountains that appear twice as big as their actual elevations, are stunning. Return to Deer Park either via Cameron Creek for a 27-mile loop or, for a trip of about 40 miles, hike through three passes: Cameron, Lost, and Gray Wolf, and return via the Upper Graywolf and Three Forks Trails.

.....There are two high-country trailheads in Olympic National Park that can be reached by road: Hurricane Ridge and Deer Park, set fairly close together in the park's northeast but accessed by separate road systems. Everywhere you look along trails in this region is jaw-dropping scenery: in the foreground, brilliant wildflower displays and lazing marmots; far below, the dark-blue waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca; in the distance the snow-clad peaks of the Canadian Cascades or the Olympics.

.....The entirety of the Grand Ridge Trail, which links Hurricane Ridge to Obstruction Point, is above tree line, and most of its length is along a knife-edge ridge with huge views spilling in either direction.

.....In front of you are peaks and lakes and marmots and deer and more marmots and more peaks. Several different loop trips are possible. You could also head south, cross Grand Pass, Cameron Pass, and Lost Pass, then either head west (across Hayden Pass) to the Elwha, or east down the Dosewallips.


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