Obstruction Point Road

5/5 (7 reviews)
Port Angeles, Washington (Clallam County)
Last Updated: 09/06/2022
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Highlights

Obstruction Point is a nearly 8-mile-long trail located on the Eastern side of the Olympic National Park. You arrive there after a 13-mile-long climb from Heart O' the Hills Ranger Station. The road to the trailhead is paved, with plenty of spots to pull over for early views of the mountains. The tallest peak, Mount Olympus, is nearly 8000 feet tall. The nearly one-million-acre Olympic National Park is located in the North-Western region of Washington state and comprised of Pacific coastline, the western temperate rainforest, drier forest to the East, and the mountainous region in the center. The park was designated as the Olympic Forest Reserve by President Grover Cleveland in 1897, and ultimately as a national park in 1938 by President Franklin Roosevelt. At the end of the route, there are 4 hiking trails ranging from a third of a mile to 7.5 miles, with overnight hike-in camping. It's a great way to experience the Olympic peaks that most will never know.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (7 reviews)
Jasmine & Jon Hughes
Official Crew
15400
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 09/06/2022

Obstruction is closing early this year for some road maintenance and will not open up again until next spring. It is not going to be accessible to vehicles, bikes or pedestrians until snowshoe season for hikers and spring for vehicles.
Jasmine & Jon Hughes
Official Crew
15400
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/05/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We wanted to get up to Obstruction one last time before the construction started. Hiked around and enjoyed the mist, a perfect way to start fall in the PNW.
Trail Review: Obstruction Point Road - Jasmine & Jon Hughes
Trail Review: Obstruction Point Road - Jasmine & Jon Hughes
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/18/2021

Easy to find trailhead just at the entrance of the Hurricane Ridge lot. Was very quiet on a Wed afternoon, even though Hurricane Ridge parking lot was overflowing. Road is graded and very smooth. Does get narrow in some parts, so watch your speed. Beautiful scenery. Passed a Kia Soul on my way in, so I knew I would be ok...
Trail Review: Obstruction Point Road - Andy Cull
Trail Review: Obstruction Point Road - Andy Cull
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/08/2021

Amazing views and road is in great shape. Lots of traffic right now though with people heading to/from trailhead for hikes. Watch your speed, particularly in the narrower section.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/18/2020

Amazing views and a great trail! This should be a top priority for anyone who wants to see the Olympics' scenery.
Trail Review: Obstruction Point Road - Richard Goins

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