Putvin Primitive Trail

Very steep section of the Putvin Trail that requires a little climbing.


Ecosystem Type: Subalpine meadow and subalpine lake basin
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: very steep
Unique Features: Lake-of-the-Angeles

Trail Information

Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles or the Hoodsport Ranger Station.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 3.6 miles
Elevation Change: 1583' to 5517'
Best Season: Mid-July through September
Connecting Trails:
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 camping regulations.

Fires: Fires are not allowed on this trail inside the national park 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 - hanging food is very difficult due to the size of trees at Lake of the Angeles.

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