Mt. Clark is one of the high summits of The Needles: an area of rugged peaks located above Royal Basin in the northeast corner of Olympic National Park. Although not the highest in the area, Mt. Clark has some renown and is considered to be one of the best scrambles in the Olympics. This area is beautiful & popular. Permits and bear canisters are required for camping in Royal Basin. Camping in upper Royal Basin may be nicer than staying Royal Lake.
|Driving Distance from Portland||225 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||4 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in two or more days|
|Relevant Books||Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains by Olympic Mountain Rescue Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot|
|Relevant Maps||Custom Correct: Grey Wolf-Dosewallips Green Trails: Tyler Peak (#136) USGS 7.5 Minute: Mount Deception|