Lizard Head Peak (winter)

This is a winter scramble on Happy Lake Ridge in the northern Olympic mountains near Lake Crescent. It's 12 miles round trip and 4,700 feet of elevation gain.

driving directions

Drive US 101 to the Storm King Ranger Station on the south shore of Lake Crescent.

approach & ascent

Hike the Barnes Creek Trail from the Storm King Ranger Station (617 ft).  The trail follows Barnes Creek for four relatively gentle miles then leaves the trail and steeply ascends a ridgeline for another two miles to Lizard Head Peak (5,373 ft). 

  • Difficulty: Winter Scramble
  • Length: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 4,700 ft
  • 5,350 ft
  • Green Trails Lake Crescent No. 101
  • Green Trails Joyce No. 102
  • USGS Lake Crescent
  • USGS Lake Sutherland
  • Custom Correct Lake Crescent - Happy Lake Ridge
  • Red Marker
    48.058128, -123.790641
    48.0581276279 -123.790640831
  • Red Marker
    48.011629, -123.722234
    48.0116294662 -123.722233772

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