Mount Storm King, Olympic National Park

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Mount Storm King is located within the Olympic National Park about 20 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington. The mountain is located on the south side of Lake Crescent near Barnes Point, and has an elevation of 4500ft.
The trail to the summit starts near the Storm King Ranger Station, and initially follows the trail to Marymere Falls but branches to the north after a short distance. The first is on maintained trail but the rest of the climb involves scrambling on loose rock with some exposure.
Klallum tribe legend tells an origin story of Mount Storm King being angered by fighting tribes at his feet and broke a boulder from his peak, throwing it at the warriors, killing them and cutting Tsulh-mut in two creating Lake Crescent and Lake Sutherland.
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  • I was VERY hesitant to do this hike after reading reviews online. It seemed like a lot of the beautiful pictures I had seen were from the summit and to get there, you'd have to use the system of ropes...  more »
  • Very nice trail. Lots of switchbacks, but the rate of ascent isn't bad. Bring your trekking poles, some slippery gravel spots and lots of tree roots. I stopped before the ropes and my son went all the...  more »
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  • Go past the sign that says End of Maintained Trail, use the ropes to get up, totally worth it. Epic!
  • Really great hike, challenging and steep but there are ropes to help you climb. Could be very slippery as it was in the middle of April and the top was very cloudy so we could not see the lake from there but there is a nice viewpoint on your way up.
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