Grand Valley is one of the most popular areas in Olympic National Park. The hike to Grand Valley via Grand Pass is perfect for experienced hikers who are looking for a breathtaking backpacking or hiking experience with friends. The trail features wildflowers, wildlife, and ample views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and bodies of water in northwest Washington.

Camping is available around Grand Lake, Moose Lake, and Gladys Lake. Camping / backpacking requires permits from May 1 - September 30th. 

Photos: Sean MunsonSankara SubramanianWild Trees

Pack List

  • Water
  • Food
  • Bear cans 
  • Overnight gear
  • Layers
  • Permits 
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RT Distance 9.8 Miles
Elevation Gain 2400 Feet
Activities Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Advanced
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Groups
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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