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Gorgeous trail! We did this on a sunny day in March and it was perfect, plenty of traffic but not enough that it felt crowded

Not a difficult hike at all. I did the 6 miles round trip, and it’s only 1k elevation change. The weather was amazing but they do call it hurricane ridge for a reason, it’s windy. Good amount of snow from the lodge to summit. Views are amazing, on a clear day, you can see Mt. Baker, Straight of Juan de Fuca, and awesome vistas from the Olympics. Highly recommend!!!

7 days ago

Man, it was cold!! Stayed at Five Mile Island for a couple nights. Really loved this campsite- open space, outhouse available, didn't see bear ropes for food tho but could have missed it, right next to the river, lots of flat camping options. Ran into a herd of about 30 Elk. Attempted to continue on the trail but the snow became more dense - highly encourage micro spikes for this. Decided suffering through the cold (even though my sleeping bag is 20 degrees and I was wearing 4 layers) wasn't very fun. Will definitely attempt to reach the glacier at another time.

Nice short hike with 2 cool bridges to cross. Water is crystal clear.

Definitely a technical hike. You have to leap across three streams and traverse a landslide. The landslide was terrifying, serious risk of falling. View is incredible, the little shack at the top is a great place for lunch.

this one is fairly easy,pretty but also very beautiful to see all the green and the water, fresh water at that. I've taken my granddaughter up there she's 6 months old it was just beautiful and didn't take very long

Beautiful sights. There are a few trails that seemingly intersect, so starting on one may wind up on another.

Loved this beach hike. Truthfully I enjoyed the shark fin shaped rocks more than the hole in the wall. Beautiful and worth slip sliding in the beach rocks. If you go at high tide you will need to find a way around the water that runs into the ocean. There are a lot of fallin trees that you can use to get across.

Feb 2018 - Inaccessible at the moment due to flooding in November that wiped out the trail and both campsites.

Had to maneuver the washout area (will get your feet wet). Came upon a herd of elk walking up the road to the trailhead. North side of loop was closed due to a bridge washout. No warning signs at trailhead.

Beautiful! Super nice and easy!!

This was a challenging yet doable hike for a beginner snowshoer. Amazing views made it all worth it. Just note that it is a mile and a half from the visitor center to the trail head. We did 6 miles roundtrip. Also, the road to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center was in good condition but only open Friday - Sunday in the winter 9am to 5pm. Best to get there early. We were waiting in line at the gate at 8:40am, got to the Visitor Center parking at 9:30. Started hiking at 10am and back to the car just before 2pm.

1 month ago

Great hike! enjoyed the falls and moss filled landscape!

Nice one for the family! Rewarded with a beautiful waterfall!

Easy and beautiful

A beginner hiker may get winded on the ascent but it is SO worth it when you get to the top. I would 100% do it again. Make sure you bring water and sunscreen. There’s very little tree coverage

beautiful mountains and view❤️

pretty falls but very short hike. sign says 1.5 hrs. It took us a half hour roundtrip.

2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous and extremely accessible. Small incline. Gorgeous photos. Storm King looms nearby

2 months ago


Beautiful easy climb to waterfall , filled w trees dripping w moss and giant cedars. Be sure and stop at Lake Crescent lodge

always changing and a tree had fallen on the trail but beautiful as always, even in the rain. great family trail

2 months ago

Due to time constraints, we only hiked the first four miles to the Grover of Large Cedar. Loved this hike, and intend to return to hike the full trail!

Beautiful!!! First snow shoe ever on 12/31. The road up was fine in my Subaru crosstrek - however the line got long quick!! Be there at 9am or before! Started near the lodge past the sledding hill... toward hurricane hill. This is the most stunning view! Made it to the end of the “road” and turned back. Didn’t wanna push it to far on my first adventure. A great first place and incredible views !!!

Super easy hike, with great spots for photography. You can stop along the way to climb trees, take a swim, and there are many great spots along the river to explore and take a picnic break! A good hike for the whole family.

There was a recent mudslide that destroyed the road to the parking lot. This did not stop most people (including ourselves) from parking near the slide area and walking to the trails. Staircase was doable as an out-and-back sort of hike, but the bridge connecting the trails to form the loop was also washed out from recent slides. There are a number of Ranger signs indicating that the trails are closed.

If you do go to Staircase, know that it is the season for mudslides and parts of the trail are closed. We still enjoyed our time and hiked the trails near Staircase and the other bridge.

very short trail, not very exciting or much to see.

Was good bag to hike it with h snowshoes but ended up using micro spikes. A beautiful hike.

Though it IS a 'calve and thigh burner' this hike is still one of the easiest 5-6,000 footers around. Tough, short and sweet... more bang for your buck with a spectacular grandstand-view at the top which is most definitely worth a good hour pondering before heading back. As well as all the friendly people you'll encounter, you'll likely see the mountain goats. Give them a wide berth but enjoy their acrobatics.

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