Deer Lake Trail
Ecosystem Type: Old growth forest, montane forest, subalpine meadow
Trail Tread Types: well maintained
General Elevation Trend: fairly steep
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Between May 1 and September 30 a limited number of permits are available. Reservations are available by calling (360) 565-3100.
Camping: Please camp only in designated sites only to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: moderate
Distance: 3.8 miles
Elevation Change: 2000 ft. to 3600 ft.
Best Season: July through October
Connecting Trails: High Divide Trail, Sol Duc River Trail
Stock: Open to stock - see regulations
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations. Camp on bare ground only. Vegetation is very fragile. Area is generally muddy and not suitable for camping.
Camping: No campsites
Fires: Fires are not allowed along this trail or in other areas above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals!
Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.