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Putvin
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Putvin
Putvin Trail begins near the Hamma Hamma River and climbs along an old logging tract. The trail enters the Mount Skokomish Wilderness after 1.5 miles. Putvin trail levels for a bit before climbing to several small tarns. Continue on to head to Lake of the Angels. The lake is beautiful and is surrounded by meadows and Mount Skokomish and Mount Stone. A small footpath leads up to the ridge that separates the two peaks and yields fantastic views.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
View 8 mi 4 / 5 9 / 10 3600 ft

User Groups
Hikers, Dogs

Accessibility
June-November

Permits
A federal Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here
 
Driving Directions:
From Hoodsport, 14 miles north on U.S. 101 to Forest Service Road 25. Turn left and drive 12 miles to the Putvin Historical Marker. The trail is on the right side of the road.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Park
Wilderness Info Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.565.3100
http://www.nps.gov/olym

Maps
Green Trails #167 Mount Steel
#167 Mount Steel
Green Trails #168 The Brothers
#168 The Brothers
USGS Mount Skokomish
Mount Skokomish
Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
Custom Correct The Brothers - Mt. Anderson
The Brothers - Mt. Anderson
Putvin - From akwalkabout\'s hike report on Saturday, October 03, 2009.
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The trail begins by climbing through an old logging tract before making its way into the forest. The Forest Service has decided to leave the trail in a primitive state and you'll notice the trail is infested with rocks and roots. At three miles, ...Read More
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Lena Lakes is the most popular destination in the Olympics and probably won't deliver much solitude. There are several well-used campsites around the lake, so expect crowds on a summer weekend. Despite the numerous people and noise, Lena Lakes ar...Read More
Upper Lena Lake with Mount Bretherton in the background, July 9, 2011Upper Lena Lake
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Mount Ellinor is located in the southeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula, and is visited less than other hikes here. The trail has two trailheads with the lower one adding 1.5 miles and 800 feet elevation gain to the hike. We prefer the lower trailh...Read More
forest fire headed up towards EllinorThe moon is upThe sunsetThe sun just dropped below the Olympic MountainsOne last look at the sunset before heading back down to the car
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Located at the base of Mount Ellinor, this trail makes a 4.5 mile loop around the Big Creek drainage area. Big Creek is a perfect hike to save for the hot summer months, as the shade provided by the forested route will be put to good use.

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The trail is unique for a summit route in that it is a loop; the trail ascends to the summit and then makes a circle along the ridge to the trail again. The trail wanders for a mile through second-growth timber before entering the wilderness. You'...Read More
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From the trailhead you'll cross the North Fork Skokomish on a wooden bridge. Pass the small trail to the left that leads to a small hydro plant that powers the ranger station. After a short time you'll find yourself at the riverbank. The trai...Read More
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The trail follows the North Fork Skokomish for the first 10 miles of its journey, with little effort. The trail begins at the Staircase Ranger Station along an old roadbed. Soon after leaving the trailhead you will encounter the Beaver Fire of 1985, ...Read More
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The hike to Wagonwheel Lake is used by many as a conditioning hike, as it climbs 3,250 feet in less than 3 miles. The lake is located in a small basin on the north side of Copper Mountain. Beautiful forests surround the lake but unfourtunatley there ...Read More
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Flapjack Lakes is one of the most visited destinations in Olympic National Park. The Park Service has actually instituted a permit system limiting the number of overnight campers here. Flapjack Lakes are easily accessible and makes a fun trip for the...Read More
I am on top of the rock jumping into pond
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