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black Mt. Storm King Trail

Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
41% Runnable
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,748' 1,142 m
Descent: -53' -16 m
High: 4,508' 1,374 m
Low: 813' 248 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 24% (13°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

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Trail shared by Josh Sutcliffe

This trail is steep! So steep you'll need to use a rope to get to the top, but it's worth it.

Josh Sutcliffe

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

A few fallen trees to hop over, some rooty/rocky parts, a few mud puddles. Nothing serious, just the usual plus a lot of steepness.

Description

The trailhead is a short trot from the parking lot at the ranger station - you'll see a sign pointing up a steep switchback to your left. Be ready to huff and puff from the start.

Storm King offers classic Olympic Peninsula biome transitions as you run (who are we kidding - walk) up to the summit. Near the summit, you'll find a handy rope system to help you get there. The scary scramble to the top is rewarded by an awe-inspiring view of Crescent Lake. In spite of/because of its difficulty, this is a popular trail. Expect a little company from time to time.

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  4.3 from 34 votes

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in Washington

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