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This trail leads two miles one way to an overlook on Mt. Storm King. It is a strenuous climb along the western ridge of the peak.

This short, but steep trail leads southward from the Storm King Information Center on the southern shore of Lake Crescent. The trail follows a paved path under the highway and along the northern bank of Barnes Creek. After paralleling the creek for a half mile the trail forks. Turn right at this fork and begin ascending the northern Barnes Creek Valley wall.

The trail ascends a terrace above the creek, reaching the western ridge crest of Mt. Storm King .2 miles. A brief reprieve from the climbing occurs once the ridge is crested. Beyond this point the trail again climbs steeply using switchbacks to ascend a ridge line. Along this ridge are sweeping views from various overlooks. Almost three miles from the trailhead the trail becomes faint and potentially dangerous. It continues climbing beyond this point across a ridge of rotten rock to the Mt. Storm King summit.

Directions: From Port Angeles, Drive 20 miles west on Highway 101 to the Storm King Information Center. Follow the nature trail southward along Barnes Creek, under the highway, to a fork. Follow the Storm King Trail left at this split.

Elevation: 700 feet

Ending Elevation: 2,700 feet

Usage: Heavy in Summer

Difficulty: Strenuous

 
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