Grand Valley

Grand Valley is a strenuous, 10 mile loop day hike with 2,400 ft in 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 the trail goes up steep switchbacks to a ridge and back to the trailhead.


  • 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
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • USGS Mt Angeles
  • Green Trails Elwha North Hurricane Ridge No. 134S
  • Red Marker
    47.918487, -123.382337
    47.9184866018 -123.382337095
  • Red Marker
    47.883411, -123.351867
    47.8834110812 -123.351867199

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Grand Valley

Day Hiking Trip
Preference to Olympia Branch Conditioning Hiking Series. Trip may be opened to general membership at
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Sun, Sep 30, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 1 leader
Registration closes Sep 28
Olympia Branch
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