Lake of the Angels

Ascending 3,400 feet in elevation in a short 4 miles, this hike is serious climb shortly after the beginning. You will be rewarded for efforts along the way with views of Boulder Creek, Mount Skokomish, Whitehorse creek, Mount Pershing and Hood Canal and a open basin lake at the end.

Temporary Closure Scheduled

Mountain Goat Capture and Translocation Closure

Lake of the Angels: July 9-18

The area of Lake of the Angels, accessed from Putvin Trail #813 off Forest Road 25 in Olympic National Forest, will be closed at mile 3 at the park boundary from July 9-18. For more detailed information, please visit the Olympic National Park website.

on the trail

Start on Putvin trail traveling alongside boulder creek, but don't be fooled by gradual ascent.  As you enter the forest, the climb gets serious and winds up at a rock head wall, which will require you to use handholds to ascend this brief section.  A high cirque lake in the Valley of Heaven awaits you as a reward for your efforts. 

  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,400 ft
  • 4,950 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Park
    The Brothers Wilderness, Hood Canal Ranger District (ONF)
  • Parking Permit Required: Northwest Forest Pass
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
Map
  • Green Trails The Brothers No. 168
  • Green Trails Mt Steel No. 167
  • Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
  • Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S
Activities

Upcoming Activities



Day Hike - Lake of the Angels

Day Hiking Trip
This is a strenuous hike at a moderate pace. Participants need to have done other
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants
Registration closes Aug 15
Tacoma Branch

Day Hike - Lake of the Angels

Day Hiking Trip
Ascending 3,400 feet in elevation in a short 4 miles, this hike is serious climb
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Sat, Sep 14, 2019
No Prerequisites
5 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Sep 13
Olympia Branch
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