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Mt. Storm King Trail

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Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,748' 1,142 m
Descent: -53' -16 m
High: 4,508' 1,374 m
Low: 813' 248 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 24% (13°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

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Trail shared by Josh Sutcliffe

This trail is steep! So steep you'll need to use a rope to get to the top, but it's worth it.

Josh Sutcliffe

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

The trailhead is a short trot from the parking lot at the ranger station - you'll see a sign pointing up a steep switchback to your left. Be ready to huff and puff from the start.

Storm King offers classic Olympic Peninsula biome transitions as you hike (who are we kidding - walk) up to the summit. Near the summit, you'll find a handy rope system to help you get there. The scary scramble to the top is rewarded by an awe-inspiring view of Crescent Lake. In spite of/because of its difficulty, this is a popular trail. Expect a little company from time to time.

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Oct 19, 2019
Catherine Kirby
Sep 18, 2019
Laurent Trincklin
Sep 16, 2019
Haley McMillin
5.6mi — 3h 14m
Aug 30, 2019
Afshin Mesbahi
11h 24m
Aug 25, 2019
Johannes Raatz
Swuad
Aug 23, 2019
Gabrielle Peppard
Aug 22, 2019
Kristen Hayhow
Unreal. Completed in 2 hours and 52 minutes.
Aug 17, 2019
Chelsey Holderman
Hard as heck, but well worth it!! 2mi — 1h 30m

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 44 votes

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  4.5 from 44 votes
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#3

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#18

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199 Views Last Month
9,904 Since Apr 9, 2015
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Photos

View of Lake Crescent and Pyramid Peak from Storm King Trail.
Jun 4, 2016 near Port An…, WA
This is the second of two ropes (in a row).
Jun 21, 2017 near Port An…, WA
First look at Crescent Lake. Almost at the top!  From the Mt. Storm King Trail.
Apr 15, 2015 near Port An…, WA
Descending Mt. Stormking with Lake Crescent in the background.
Dec 18, 2015 near Port An…, WA
The hike up the mountain along the trail is quite beautiful.
Jun 21, 2017 near Port An…, WA
Mossy overgrowth on the beginning of the Mt. Storm King trail
Dec 18, 2015 near Port An…, WA

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