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Elk Mountain to Maiden Peak

Olympic Peninsula

Location

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast
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Length

8.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 840 ft.
Highest Point: 6625 ft.

Rating

4.75 out of 5

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 
 

This moderate trail traverses a ridgeline up and down all the way to Maiden Peak. After driving the winding Obstruction Point Road, you'll start this great hike from the Obstruction Point trailhead.

Take the Badger Valley trail to the east for a short time rounding Elk Mountain but make sure you don't descend into the valley. Instead, keep going along the ridgeline. The trail rises slowly, revealing amazing views of Mount Olympus and others to the south. You can also see Moose Lake and Grand Lake across the valley.

Proceed on this ridge past the trail sign that points to Deer Park. In the summer, marmots are out in plenty along with chipmunks, as ar ptarmigans. After passing through Roaring Winds camp, the trail descends through a talus field for a bit and then arrive back on good old dirt. You will be able to see Maiden Peak at various points on the trail.

Upon arriving at Maiden Peak, be sure to take a rest and enjoy the fantastic 360-degree views. Marvel at how relatively easily attained these views were.

 

Elk Mountain to Maiden Peak

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.9345, -123.3209 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula -- Pacific Coast

Olympic National Park

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Getting There

Take Hurricane Ridge Road from Port Angeles to Obstruction Point Road. Follow this narrow, gravel road to the trailhead.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

National Park Pass
 

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Elk Mountain to Maiden Peak

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