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.


  • 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
  • Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 134S
  • USGS Mt Angeles

Upcoming Activities

Basic Backpacking Student Trip - Grand Valley & Moose Lake

Backpacking Field trip: Basic Backpacking
Optional supplemental trip for the Basic Backpacking course. Two night backpack trip to Moose Lake
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Jul 16, 2022 - Mon, Jul 18, 2022
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jul 8
Seattle Branch

CHS 1 Hike - Grand Valley & Moose Lake

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
Hike to a sparkling necklace of alpine lakes in a mile high valley beneath majestic
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Mon, Aug 1, 2022
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Registration opens Jul 20
Seattle Branch
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