Mount Storm King
|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
|Convenient Center:||Port Angeles|
Thanks to Ronald James for adding this peak.
Mount Storm King is located along the north boundary of Olympic National Park, with the west slope inside the park, and the east aspect in the Olympic National Forest. Storm King stands like a sentinel at the southeast end of Lake Crescent, which is the largest lake on the Olympic peninsula. A steep 1.7 mile trail through forest climbs up to to the west ridge which ends at about 2700 feet elevation. From trail's end, the summit is infrequently climbed because it becomes a strenuous exposed scramble on pillow basalt to the top. There is a partial view from the trail down to the lake and the Straight of Juan De Fuca, which frankly is not worth the effort for those expecting a great panoramic view. Find the trailhead (elevation 600 ft) at the Barnes Point ranger station, it starts out as the same trail to Marymere Falls. It's a one day climb.
Prominence: 750 feet.
Thanks to Ronald James for this description.