Lake of the Angels


Day Hike - Lake of the Angels

The angels guard their special lake with one of the steepest trails in the Olympics.

  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft

6:30 am at South 320th Park & Ride in Federal Way.

Almost a scramble in places, the Putvin trail to Lake of the Angels is steep and rocky.  Expect to use your hands going up and down.  Not for the faint of heart, but the lake basin is glorious.


Lake of the Angels

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    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
  • See full route/place details.
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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