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Lightning Peak

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal
47.4912, -123.3488 Map & Directions
Length
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
4100 feet
Highest Point
4654 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
Lightning Creek. Photo by Jeremy Richtmyre. Full-size image
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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Lightning Peak is a Class 3 and involves exposed scrambling. Gear and experience recommended. Continue reading

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Hiking Lightning Peak

The route to Lightning Peak is a Class 3 and involves exposed scrambling. Gear and experience recommended.

Lightning Peak is a moderate peak above Lake Cushman and can be reached via the Copper Creek trailhead.

Lightning Peak

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.4912, -123.3488 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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

From Shelton, travel north on Highway 101 for 15 miles to Hoodsport. Head west on State Route 119 until reaching a T intersection. Turn left on Forest Road 24 and continue on a gravel road before turning left on FR 2451, crossing a causeway. After crossing over Copper Creek, there will be parking on the lefthand side. The trailhead is located east of Copper Creek.

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Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Hood Canal

Olympic National Forest, Hood Canal Ranger District

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