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Hurricane Hill Trail

Port Angeles, WA

Hurricane Hill Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, WA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until September.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Hurricane Hill Trail
1 day ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Beautiful easy hike with amazing views. I was luckily enough to see mountain goats during my visit. I would suggest this for families looking for an easy day hike with huge rewards for making it.

on Hurricane Hill Trail
2 days ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

Great trail! One of my favorite hikes so far! Spectacular views, beautiful wild life, we saw a mom and baby mountain goat at the top of the trail! It was a clear day, clear view of Victoria and mt. Baker in the far distance, it was beautiful! Will definitely hike here again!

on Marymere Falls Trail
3 days ago

hiking
501 Completed522 Reviews

Easy trail until you get to the stream then climbs steeply after crossing two bridges to a viewpoint for the falls.

on Madison Falls Trail
3 days ago

hiking
501 Completed522 Reviews

Beautiful waterfall easy hike


4 days ago

view is worth the pain.

on Mount Storm King
5 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful views but have to wear better shoes next time. Can be slippery at times. But, it was mostly a great hike and a very good work out!

on Olympic Discovery Trail: ...
6 days ago

501 Completed522 Reviews

Lost interest in this hike because of the road traffic

on Aurora Ridge Trail
7 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

The Aurora Ridge Trail is one of the less popular trails in the Olympic National Park system. Topping out at just under 4,800 feet the ridge never rises above the tree line. Consequently the majority of the hike is in the forest save for two meadows and several exposed hillsides. The trail itself is more of a suggestion than an actual trail and in the meadows the trail totally disappears. Also, water is a scarce resource on Aurora Ridge. As the ridge has no glaciers, the water supply is totally dependent on the snow pack which tends to melt off early in the season. Since this trail does not receive much foot traffic it also doesn’t receive much in the way of trail maintenance. Be prepared to find a way over, under, or around numerous blowdowns. In sunny areas the trail is obscured by heavy undergrowth. On the plus side, if you like solitude in the back country, your chances of encountering another hiker on this trail are extremely low.
I started from the trail head located on the Sol Duc Hot Springs road. I hiked to the Aurora Divide Trail and took the Aurora Divide Trail down to Barnes Creek and then followed Barnes Creek to the Storm King Ranger Station located on Lake Crescent. The entire hike was 26 miles with a total elevation gain of 6,000 feet.
The trail begins an immediate ascent through a second growth forest of Red Alder. It soon transitions to an old growth forest of fir, hemlock, and cedar. The trail meanders up hill on the south side of the ridge with one short foray to the north side where one can hear the traffic on Hwy 101 but no views of Lake Crescent are visible. After 6 miles the trail reaches the junction with the Eagle Lakes spur trail. Keep to the right. The trail wanders through the forest on the south side of the ridge for 2 more miles before finally emerging onto an exposed slope which gives the hiker a first unobstructed view of the North Fork of the Sol Duc river valley and of Aurora Ridge. The trail quickly returns to the forest and after another mile connects with a short spur trail to Sourdough Camp. The Sourdough spur trail climbs a short hill and reaches a small meadow. Across the meadow, the remains of the Sourdough shelter lie in a pile next to a relatively level spot where one might pitch a tent. In the north west corner of the tent area is a faint trail which, in the spring and early summer leads to a small trickle of water. On the north side of the meadow is another faint trail which leads to Sourdough Mountain. This spur trail climbs the hillside and comes out at a smaller meadow at the base of the west wall of Sourdough Mountain. The trail continues past the cliff base and circles around to the back side of the mountain which presents an easy slope up to the summit of Sourdough. Good views of Aurora Ridge, the Bailey Range, and the Sol Duc can be had. Leaving Sourdough Camp the trail descends a short series of switchbacks. The trail continues along the south side of the ridge and connects with the Aurora Creek trail. If the hiker does not want to brave the meadows and the primitive trail ahead, Aurora Creek offers a shortcut down to Hwy 101.
Continuing east the trail passes through more forest. The forest thins and the trail crosses several small meadows until it reaches the large meadow below Aurora Peak. At this point the trail disappears completely. The grade of the hillside is 76% and to add more of a challenge, the meadow is home to marmot colonies. The way across is riddled with marmot boroughs many of which are hidden by the tall vegetation. If you are traveling east to west the trail in the trees at the edge of the meadow is obscured by a blowdown. Tree limbs and other debris cover the trail making it difficult to see. Your best bet is to head for the location N48° 01.259' W123° 48.831' and look beyond any debris piles. Heading east, try to keep your elevation at about 4,300 feet and aim for N48° 01.341' W123° 48.605'. The break in the trees where the trail resumes is relatively easy to find. Half way across the meadow Mt Olympus appears in the distance to the south. Exiting the meadow the trail meanders in and out of the trees disappearing in the open areas and becoming more apparent in the shady places. At 15.5 miles the trail begins an ascent that ends at the crest of the ridge. It then follows the ridge on the north side for about .2 mile. One can see glimpses of Mt. Storm King through breaks in the trees. The trail then again crosses the crest and dumps the hiker into the bear grass meadow at N48° 01.035' W123° 45.908'. Stay high, close to the trees and continue east. The trail resumes at about N48° 01.035' W123° 45.856'. The trail pretty much stays in the forest from this point on. Leaving the bear grass meadow the trail follows the crest of the ridge for a short distance and one can finally glimpse a view of Lake Crescent in the distance. The trail eventually intersects the Aurora Divide Trail. Turn left a

on Sunrise Ridge Trail to Mo...
7 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

What a stunningly beautiful hike. This one has to rate with the best I've ever done. Beautiful views of Olympic snow capped high peaks, beautiful wild flowers, butterflies, yellow jackets and horseflies. Nice trail surface for those with sensitive knees, nicely spaced ups and downs to give your stress levels some variety. The climber's trail leading to the peak of Mt Angeles is a bit steeper, saw some snow banks left over from winter(now july22), saw a marmot, rabbit, yelled at a goat during the final scramble to the top. He looked down his nose at me and turned away as he rested on a nearby rock....never bothered us 4 at the top. Saw some flowers blooming in niches at the top along with Orange lichen. Hang on tight for the last 25 feet or so... Great views, worth the climb.

on Mount Storm King
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

best view of my favorite lake

on Lake Angeles Trail
8 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

We did this lower elevation hike because the upper trails were fogged in. The trail surface was smooth(a plus) and well maintained but a long unrelenting up hill slog. The creeks add some variety as the woods looks the same after a while. The view of the lake & surrounding mtns is worth the hike up.

on Spruce Railroad Trail
9 days ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

on Sunrise Ridge Trail to Mo...
9 days ago

hiking
17 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike, probably closer to 6 or 7 miles with 2500 ft elev gain. None of these tracks go all the way to the tippy top. The scramble to the summit is quite exposed for the last little bit, but if you are careful and have good shoes it's doable and well worth it for the views. I had run ins with a couple goats up there, made for some tremendous photos!

on Lillian Ridge Way Trail
9 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

This route is fantastic, but there is no "trail" per se. It is not maintained by the NPS and is off-trail route described in several climbing guides. There are several sections of extremely loose, steep rock.

on Hurricane Hill Trail
9 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

First, check the webcam, as this hike is spectacular with clear skies. The drive to Hurricane Ridge and the trailhead is steep, but we did see several deer. The trail is in excellent condition, although pretty steep. The views throughout the hike are well worth the change in elevation. We were close to both snow (mid July) and a large group of mountain goats (but quickly kept our distance). Our group of 8 (ages 2-42) all made it without issue. If you only have time for one hike in ONP, this is it.

on Marymere Falls Trail
9 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Good quality trail with two different view points of the waterfalls. The trail is wide and smooth for the first 3/4s and increases in difficulty as switchbacks and stairs account for the final stretch

on Spruce Railroad Trail
10 days ago

6 Completed6 Reviews

on Mount Storm King
10 days ago

6 Completed6 Reviews

on Hurricane Hill Trail
10 days ago

hiking
11 Completed4 Reviews

Great trail. Saw a lot of wildlife, mountain goats, deer, a marmot, etc. It was more moderate to me than easy, definitely gets your heart beating. It was foggy so we didn't see much of a view but there was a lot to see along the trails anyways. Overall great hike!!

on Spruce Railroad Trail
11 days ago

mountain biking
1 Completed1 Reviews

ATTENTION TRIKE-RIDERS: The western end of this trail, which is paved for about 6.5 miles, is the best section for trike riders. It is level and easy pedaling, with beautiful woods and few people.

If you try to access this trail from the eaat end of Crescent lake, you will find only a very short section which is kind to your trike. The eastern end, starting at the end of East Beach Rd. narrows down to less than the width of one's trike, is muddy, and has several dips, through which one will have to dismount and ease the trike across them. Rocks along the eastern section of the trail will snag one's rear deraillier and may damage the under carriage of one's trike..