walk alongside nature

Summary: Hiking the Spruce Railroad Trail is the best way to marvel at the beauty of Lake Crescent as you walk alongside the shoreline. The trail is great year-a-round, as you can admire the snow-capped mountain peaks during the winter, watch the leaves change during the fall, or soak up the sunshine on a summer day. One of the most popular landmarks is the Devil's Punchbowl, which you cross over on a beautiful bridge just a mile into the hike from the East Beach trailhead. The aptly-named punchbowl is where some thrill-seekers jump off the top of the rock cliffside into the lake. Not a Peninsula Trips recommendation, but a sight you will likely see on a hot summer day. One of the biggest draws to the Spruce Railroad Trail is that it is pet-friendly, so bring your four-legged friend along! 

Quick Facts:

  • Length: 8 miles roundtrip
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Location: Lake Crescent - 21 miles West of Port Angeles
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Additional Resources: Washington Trails Association

Gallery Roadmap

Lookout of lake crescent

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Surrounded By Nature

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decent towards the lake

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bridge across the punchbowl

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front row seat of lake crescent