CHS 1 Hike - Grand Ridge (Olympics)

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Grand Ridge (Olympics)

Grand Ridge is the highest continuous trail in the Olympic Mountains. On a clear day it's among the most beautiful places in Washington; the 360º view includes the interior of the Olympics, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Canada, and the Cascades. THIS IS A KEY-EXCHANGE HIKE with a CHS2 group. We start at Deer Park TH, end at Obstruction Pt TH. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Deer Park  TH, time TBD
  • Weather - from NWS
  • Route -  includes both Blue Mountain and Grand Ridge
  • Directions from WTA - Drive U.S. 101 from either Port Angeles or Sequim to the Deer Park Road, near milepost 253. Drive 9 miles of paved road and then 8 miles of rough (although suitable for all vehicles) gravel road with scary dropoffs. Turn right toward the ranger station and park in the tiny lot.

Grand Ridge (Olympics)

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

    Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park

    Green Trails Mt Angeles No. 135
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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