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Aurora Ridge

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast
48.0536, -123.9893 Map & Directions
16.8 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2500 feet
Highest Point
5000 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Looking down over Lake Crescent and the evergreen covered hills. Photo by Lee Robinson. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Lakes

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

This is a long ridge hike with views over Lake Crescent and the surrounding mountains. Continue reading

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Hiking Aurora Ridge

This is a long ridge hike with views over Lake Crescent and the surrounding mountains.

This hike begins at the trailhead on the Sol Duc and quickly starts to gain elevation. There is water at Eagle Lake (5.5) miles. Depending on the time of the season there may or may not be water beyond this spot.

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Aurora Ridge

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.0536, -123.9893 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Driving west on Highway 101 from Port Angeles. Drive past Lake Crescent and turn left on the Sol Due. You will need a park pass in the summer. Approximately 2 miles past the entrance of the Sol Duc the trail head parking is on the left. Room for about five vehicles. 

More Hike Details


Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

Aurora Ridge (#46)

Olympic National Park

Guidebooks & Maps

Olympic Mountains Trail Guide by Robert Wood

Olympic National Park Trail Illustrated Map- National Geographic

Buy the Green Trails Seven Lakes Basin/Mt Olympus Climbing No. 133S map

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Aurora Ridge

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