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black Mt. Storm King Trail

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Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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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May 23, 2019
Heather Klos
May 4, 2019
Kimia Salmani
Apr 21, 2019
paige wagar
The trail is a bit tricky to follow so keep your eyes peeled! 3mi
Apr 12, 2019
Jason Krekeler
3mi
Nov 23, 2018
Mark Lester
Oct 10, 2018
Matt Van Winsen
Oct 6, 2018
David Ho
Sep 27, 2018
Ryan Beans
7mi

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  4.3 from 32 votes

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in Washington

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