Obstruction Point Road

Port Angeles, Washington (Clallam County)

Last Updated: 08/28/2019
5 / 5 ( 5 reviews )
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Highlight: Obstruction Point Road
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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Waypoints

1. Trailhead (0 mi)
It is safest to turn around first in the paved parking lot to approach the trailhead on the right.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Port Angeles, Washington

From Highway 101 turn onto S Race St. Continue straight onto S Race St for 0.8 mile. Continue onto Mt Angeles Rd for 0.2 mile. Slight right onto Hurricane Ridge Rd for 17.7 miles.

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Jasmine & Jon Hughes

Mapping Crew - Washington

Centered in the pinnacle of the Pacific NW and growing up cruising around the small town of Quilcene, Jasmine grew with a fascination and passion for outdoors and travel, many of those adventures fueled by the family's 1998 Jeep Cherokee. Years later, photography grew as a way to capture and share the adventures being had. After a road trip from Seattle to San Diego in a 1996 Jetta, a 4WD truck would be the next step in going further in photographing the wild places of the West. In December of 2016, a manual 1989 Toyota Pickup was purchased and those dreams would continue to flourish. Jon grew up in a small Wisconsin town. In 2004, his parents decided to purchase a new Jeep LJ. They picked the LJ because of the additional room, as it would be used for a road trip to Florida. After joining the navy, the family Jeep followed Jon down to Georgia and became his own. It took him to Virginia, and then Washington. It wasn't until Washington that things started to happen for Jon and his Jeep. Jasmine, now his wife, got him more interested in hiking, and ultimately overlanding. Over time, Jon and Jasmine realized that they wanted to use the Jeep to tackle harder trails, and spend weekends in ORV parks. It was through this decision that the mostly stock Jeep received a refreshing upgrade after 15 years of driving. Jon usually drives the Jeep when the trail is in question, and to allow Jasmine to document the trails. Currently, Jon has been in 26 states with the Jeep, via family trips and his time in the navy. Jon hopes to travel to every state with his Jeep, including Alaska and Hawaii.
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