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Snider Ridge

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast
48.0684, -124.1086 Map & Directions
Length
11.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2340 feet
Highest Point
3340 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Hard
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Ridges/passes

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Northwest Forest Pass

The Snider Ridge Trail is part of a trail network that runs along the ridge just north of Highway 101 and east of Lake Crescent. Two trailheads access the trail: the Kloshe Nantich trailhead on the west, and the Mount Muller trailhead on the east. Continue reading

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Hiking Snider Ridge

The Snider Ridge Trail is part of a trail network that runs along the ridge just north of Highway 101 and east of Lake Crescent. Two trailheads access the trail: the Kloshe Nanitch trailhead on the west, and the Mount Muller trailhead on the east. 

Both trailheads start low in the Sol Duc Valley, and get off to a brisk start ascending the slope to gain the ridge. Once on the ridge it's about 2.5 miles on the Snider Ridge Trail, which stays high. If you're travelling from west to east along the ridge, you will eventually arrive at Jim's Junction, which marks the end of the Snider Ridge Trail proper. 

The Mount Muller loop trail extends out from here: stay straight to continue following the ridge for a while before circling back to the valley, or take a right hand turn and descend directly to the Mount Muller trailhead. 

Hike Description Written by
Charlie Wakenshaw, WTA Staff

Snider Ridge

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.0684, -124.1086 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest 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

Directions to the Kloshe Nantich Trailhead: From Port Angeles follow US 101 west for 37 miles to the Klohowya Campground. Proceed west, turning right on West Snider Road. In about half a mile come to the Forest Service work center and continue straight on the paved road. In another half mile the road ends at the trailhead (unsigned as of 2006).

Directions to the Mount Muller Trailhead: From Port Angeles, drive west on Highway 101 for 32 miles. Look for milepost 216 about 5 miles past the turnoff to the Fairholm campground, and turn right on Forest Road 3071. This road is signed for the Mount Muller–Littleton Loop. Drive down this rough gravel road for 0.3 miles to the trailhead and parking area. A privy is available.

Take Transit:

Clallam Transit route 14 stops at the intersection of Highway 101 and Riverside Road, which is 1.1 miles from the Kloshe Nantich Trailhead. 

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Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

Snider Ridge Trail (#882.2)

Olympic National Forest, Pacific Ranger District

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