Anderson Moraine Primitive Trail


Ecosystem Type: Subalpine meadow and glacial moraine
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: steep
Unique Features: Views of Mt. Anderson and Anderson Glacier

Trail Information

Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles, the Hoodsport Ranger Station or at the South Shore Lake Quinault Ranger Station.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 0.8 miles
Elevation Change: 4465' to 5200'
Best Season: Mid-July through October
Connecting Trails: West Fork Dosewallips, East Fork Quinault
Stock: Closed to stock

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 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: If you plan on climbing Mount Anderson, you will need good mountaineering skills. Mt. Anderson is not a "walkup". When traveling on snow, bring an ice ax and know how to use it.

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