Lake of the Angels


Day Hike - Lake of the Angels

This hike is definitely a leg work out, both on the way up and the on the way down, but shy away from one of my favorite Olympic alpine lakes. It has been stated as the best lake in the Olympic National Park.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft

8:00 am at the Madrona Beach Drive Park-n-ride.  From the intersection of Mud Bay Road and Madrona Beach Drive head northwest on Madrona Beach Drive.  Park-n-ride is approximately 1/4 mile from the intersection of Mud Bay Road and Madrona Beach Drive on the right side.  Lot is managed by WSDOT.

This hikde will required ascending thru a rock head wall, where the use of hand and foot holds will be required to ascending this brief section.  Approximately 15' in height.  Last year, there was a rope in place, but unaware of the condition of the rope until I get there.  In addition, while traveling thru this area, will be on the ledge of the rock wall as well.  However, I seen kids on this hike, so don't be scared away from my description, just want everybody to be aware of what is going to be encountered.  Any questions about this route or hike, please contact me for additional information, that I will happy to provide. 


Lake of the Angels

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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