Start from the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center parking lot, following the paved High Ridge Nature Trail. Pass avalanche lilies and a chairlift as you ascend, and come out of the trees onto a bare ridge, with Puget Sound to the north and a beautiful panorama of the Olympic mountains to the south.
Continue on the Klahhane Ridge Trail until you come to a fork, about 2.5 miles in. A distinct climbers trail branches off to the left here, and you begin a steep climb through meadows and subalpine forest, until you come to a scree slope. Snow stays here well into summer, be careful of stepping through rotten snow as late as July or August.
This is where the real climbing begins. Do not attempt summitting Mount Angeles unless you are experienced in scrambling and ready to take on a class 3 ascent. The views are staggering from the top, but don't get distracted when you descend. It's a rough fall.
- 6.25 miles, roundtrip
- Elevation Gain
- 2,100 feet
- Highest Point
- 6,454 feet
Hiking Mount Angeles
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 47.9838, -123.4525 Open in Google Maps