Hoh Lake Trail
Ecosystem Type: Rainforest, montane forest, subalpine forest
Trail Tread Types: Maintained
General Elevation Trend: fairly steep
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Camp only in designated camps.
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Change: 948 ft. to 5474 ft.
Best Season: Early July through October
Connecting Trails: Hoh River Trail, High Divide Trail
Stock: Open to stock - No stock camping - see regulations
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further camping regulations.
Fires: Fires are not allowed on this trail or in other areas 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.