walk along the ridge

Summary: Klahhane Ridge is spectacular. At the summit of the ridge, you have unobstructed views of the Port Angeles harbor, Dungeness Spit, and Vancouver Island along the Straits of Juan De Fuca. Turn your head and then you have views of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center and the Olympic Mountain Range behind it. 

You can access Klahhane Ridge in three routes. The most time efficient, but steepest option is the 1.5 mile switchback trail to the Ridge. The second option is a 3.1 mile trek from the Visitor Center via Sunrise Ridge. The third is to ascend from Lake Angeles (6.5 miles) or Heather Park (6.4 miles), which both start from the same trailhead parking lot, or complete the 12.9 mile loop.

Quick Facts:


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klahhane switchback trailhead

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view of the switchback

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View of the visitor center and the olympics

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Switchback Junction at the Summit of the Ridge

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lookout of the Straits of Juan De Fuca

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Scenic trails atop the ridge

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downward view of lake angeles

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