Aurora Ridge Trail


Ecosystem Type: Old growth forest, montane forest
Trail Tread Types: Primitive to maintained
General Elevation Trend: steep
Unique Features:

Trail Information

Backcountry Permits: Required - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate to difficult
Distance: 15.1 miles
Elevation Change: 1300 feet to 4800 feet
Best Season: Early July through October
Connecting Trails: Aurora Creek Trail, Happy Lake Ridge Trail, Barnes Creek Trail, Aurora Divide Trail
Stock: Open to stock - see regulations

Special Concerns

Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect the wilderness.

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: This trail receives little maintenance. Route may be difficult to follow. Map and compass navigation skills a must.

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