Grand Valley

Grand Valley is a strenuous, 10-mile loop day hike with 2,400 feet of elevation gain. The trail descends through scenic Badger Valley to the Grand Creek junction before going up to Grand Lake and Moose Lake. From there it goes up steep switchbacks to a ridge and back to the trailhead.

getting there

From US-101 in Port Angeles, turn south on Race St and continue onto Mt Angeles Rd. Then, turn right on Hurricane Ridge Rd (aka Heart O'the Hills Parkway), and continue on this road for 17.5 miles. Make a sharp left turn on Obstruction Point Rd and follow it 7.7 miles to its end at the trailhead.

Notes

  • Hike in-and-out via the Grand Pass Trail or the Badger Valley Trail, or make a loop by hiking in one of these and out the other.
  • This is a great conditioning hike.  
  • The trail is rocky in areas (not even) and the gain is on the way back up the trailhead.  
  • Temperatures can vary widely in the valley depending on winds and humidity so extra layers recommended.  
  • Bug repellent and/or a net is also recommended in late summer due to flies and mosquitoes near water.   
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
  • Length: 9.8 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • 6,450 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 134S
  • USGS Mt Angeles
Activities

Upcoming Activities

CHS Tacoma June Hikes - Grand Valley & Moose Lake

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Trip will initially open to Tacoma Branch Conditioning Hiking Students. Trip will open for registration
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants
Registration opens May 15
Tacoma Branch

CHS 2 Hike - Grand Valley

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
The trail starts at Obstruction Point near Hurricane Ridge and descends through scenic Badger Valley
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens May 26
Seattle Branch

Backpack - Grand Valley

Backpacking Trip
Two night backpack to Grand Valley and Badger Valley in Olympic National Park.
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 - Sun, Aug 15, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants 1 leader
Registration opens Jul 26
Olympia Branch
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