Mount Storm King Hike, Washington State
A spectacular hike that remains relatively little known in the pacific northwest. With an elevation gain of 640m (2,100f) in only 2.7km (1.7 miles) this hike is not just your Sunday stroll through the park. The trade off? Sweat and a great workout for a ridiculously good view. Though the hike is short, it will knock the wind out of unconditioned hikers. A steep and steady climb has you gaining about 365m per 1.6km (1,200ft per mile) in altitude.
Directions from Port Angeles: Drive 20 miles west on Highway 101 to the Storm King Information Center. Follow the nature trail southward along Barnes Creek, under the highway, to a fork. Follow the Storm King Trail left at this split.