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Lake Crescent -
Happy Lake Ridge

Updated: 2009!

Scale 1:62,500
(1 inch to the mile)

Contour Interval: 100 feet

The Lake Crescent - Happy Lake Ridge map is centered on beautiful Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. It includes both Sol Duc Hot Springs and Olympic Hot Springs, the middle reach of the Elwha River, and all the trails in the Happy Lake and Aurora Ridge area between them. It also includes Olympic National Forest and Washington State Department of Natural Resources trails to the north. It is located on the northern edge of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State, USA. 

This map was totally rebuilt digitally in 2009. It now shows an incredibly three dimensional shaded relief behind all the usual map information. It includes the brand new Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route. The layout has been shifted so that the entire Adventure Route, the entire Mount Muller Loop, and the entire Sadie Creek Trail systems are shown.

This map includes some of the top road-access attractions in Olympic National Park, as well as the only seamless coverage of  the less known wilderness between them. Happy Lake Ridge, Aurora Ridge and the North Fork Sol Duc are criss-crossed with trails and potential loop trips. Depth contours, and a new depth shading, are shown on Lake Crescent, Lake Aldwell, Lake Mills and Lake Sutherland. It now has a full-line UTM grid correctly aligned to the new North American Datum of 1983, perfect for GPS use.

The entire length of each of the following Trails are included on the
Lake Crescent - Happy Lake Ridge map

Adventure Route (Olympic Discovery Trail )

Aurora Creek

Aurora Ridge

Barnes Creek

Barnes Creek (Upper)

Boulder Lake

Cascade Rock

Crystal Ridge

Eagle Lakes

Elwha Campground Loop

Griff [Griff Creek]

Happy Lake Ridge

Lake Mills

Lake Mills (Upper)

Marymere Falls

Mount Muller Loop

North Fork Sol Duc

Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route

Olympic Hot Springs

Pyramid Mountain (Pyramid Peak)

Sadie Creek

Sol Duc Falls

Spruce Railway

Three Horse Lake

West Elwha

Special Features:

Trails are more accurate and up-to-date than any other published map we are aware of.

This is the only large scale topographic map to show all of Lake Crescent on one map, and also the only one to show the trail system to the south of the Lake on only one map. It is the only map to show most of these trails accurately.

Depth Contours (60 ft) are shown for Lake Crescent, Lake Sutherland, Lake Aldwell and Lake Mills.

NEW! This is the only topographic map to show the brand new Olympic Discovery Trail Adventure Route (mountain bike trail). The Mount Muller (Olympic National Forest, mountain bike trail) and Sadie Creek (DNR, motorbike trail).

Woodland shading has been updated from recent satellite imagery, and recent aerial photos to more accurately show  vegetation patterns near timberline, as well as  wildfires and other changes not shown on USGS or other commercial maps.

Private land is identified with a shading pattern.

Map coordinates are placed on the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83), and UTM coordinates are shown compatible with the National Coordinate System, with a full line UTM grid.

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