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This trail descends steeply for one mile to PJ Lake, which lies north of Hurricane Ridge at the head of the Morse Creek drainage.

This short trail leads less than one mile to PJ Lake, which lies at the head of the Morse Creek drainage. There are camping sites along the lakeshore and the lake supports brook trout. The trail begins along Obstruction Point Road approximately three and a half miles from the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. The trail descends moderately then more steeply northward along Hurricane Ridge. The trail levels for a short distance than descends another pitch to cross the outlet stream of PJ Lake to reach the northern shoreline.

Directions: From Port Angeles, Find Hurricane Ridge Road behind the Pioneer Memorial Museum and drive southward along the highway 5 miles to the park entrance. Within the park the road climbs 3.5 miles southeastward to Lookout Rock. From this overlook Hurricane Ridge Road turns westward and leads 8 miles along Klahhane Ridge to a junction with Obstruction Point Road. Turn left and travel 3.5 miles southeastward to the PJ Lake Trailhead. The trail leads northeastward from the road.

Elevation: 4,985 feet

Ending Elevation: 4,595 feet

Usage: Heavy in Summer

Difficulty: Moderate

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Olympic National Park, Washington

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