Covering a little more than 13,000 acres, the Mt. Skokomish Wilderness occupies steep terrain bordering the western edge of Olympic National Park . The Putvin Trail starts from Forest Road 25, approximately four miles beyond Lena Creek Campground  on Hamma Hamma Road, and climbs steeply, rising more than 3,700 feet in less than four miles.
The trail ends at rock-rimmed Lake of the Angels, just inside the park boundary. The Mt. Skokomish Wilderness is managed by Olympic National Forest (360/877-5254). Wilderness permits are not required.