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Little River Trail

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Length

7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers

71%

Runnable

Elevation

4,254' 1,297 m

Ascent

-187' -57 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

5,091' 1,552 m

High

986' 300 m

Low

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A classic, more direct route to Hurricane Ridge than driving, it just takes a little longer.

Josh Sutcliffe

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

Very runnable for the first few miles before it starts getting a little narrower and more primitive.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Assuming you're starting at the bottom, you'll find the trailhead with a small parking lot on Little River Road about twenty minutes south of downtown Port Angeles. The trail starts relatively flat through State Forest Land, where if you look closely, you'll see old artifacts of industry reclaimed by nature.

The trail winds around giant rock outcroppings called "Goblins," fantastic walls teeming with plants, moss, and fungi. The river is always present, noisily making its way downhill, and providing plenty of great views. Fun log bridges cross the river many times for the first 2.5 miles and then you start climbing. And climbing, and climbing

Dense forest gives way to sub-alpine terrain as the going gets really steep and all but the hardiest of mountain goats will slow their pace drastically here. In the warmer months, you'll make your way through fields of avalanche lilies. If you want to avoid snow, the best time to complete the trek to the Hurricane Hill Nature Trail is July through September (although, always check weather conditions before heading out and be prepared for anything!).

Flora & Fauna [Suggest Changes]

Coyote, cougar, black bear, and of course the industrious mountain beaver.

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Jul 29, 2017
RyanKS
Amazing 6.6mi

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  5.0 from 4 votes

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in Port Angeles

#164

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in Washington

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