Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Hurricane Hill Nature Trail to Little River Trail

hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(11)
Olympic National Park

Hurricane Hill Nature Trail to Little River Trail is a 15.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 15.4 mi Elevation gain 4,970 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Blowdown

Over grown

No dogs

Description
Waypoints (0)
Facilities
Contact
Getting There

A beautiful trail with lots of nature to see (flowers, rain forest, large trees, rivers and wildlife). The views at Hurricane Ridge are fantastic. This hike is not for beginners, experienced only. The trailhead at Hurricane Ridge is not marked and the trail is not marked or maintained well. It is overgrown and large trees have fallen across the trail. The trail is very steep and narrow. Not all river crossings offer bridges.

A National Parks Pass is required to park here

Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center 3002 Mount Angeles Road Port Angeles, WA 98362 Tel: 360.565.3100

From Port Angeles, west 8 miles on U.S. 101 to Elwha Hot Springs Road. Turn left and drive 4 miles to the Whiskey Bend Road. Turn left and drive 5 miles to the trailhead at the end of the road.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (11)
Photos (195)
Recordings (2)
Completed (38)
Steve Albert
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Aug 11 2019
Hiking

Well, visibility was terrible so we couldn't see any of the surrounding mountains. So we'll have to go back another day to catch the amazing view from Hurricane Ridge.

View Steve's Recording
Katie E.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed Jun 13 2018
Hiking

After doing this hike from the bottom many times have never gotten up much further than the 9th bridge due to time and or snow, ice conditions. This time made it quite a way up but was thwarted due to trail simply disappearing in a boggy area where several rivers meet. For the last half mile I went the trail was barely discernable but tracked with my GPS. However it simply stopped in a area of very dense brush, mud and difficult stream crossing. We still had about a 1000' of gain to make but could clearly see much of it would be bushwacking. So glad I did not do this as a key swap. Next time, will start at the upper and see if it's clearer from other side. either way this section will always be a monster to maintain.

Cheri Jessup
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Feb 09 2018

Peaceful! Not a lot of “traffic” on this gem. Haven’t gone to the top yet....

Scott Kemp
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarFri Jul 14 2017
Hiking

Beautiful and lots of nature to see (flowers, rain forest, large trees, rivers and wild life). Great views at Hurricane Ridge. This hike is not for beginners, experienced only. The trail head at Hurricane Ridge is not marked and trail is not marked or maintained well. It is overgrown and large trees have fallen across the trail. We lost the trail several times (follow the river). The trail is very steep and narrow. Not all river crossings offer bridges. The hike is 7.7 one way, 15.4 round trip. Very, very difficult up and I would consider dangerous because of steepness and poor footing. This hike is a love/hate. Excellent beauty (5 star), but worried because of dangers and getting lost (1 star). I would not due again unless trail was improved. Experts only!

Trey Irwin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Apr 08 2017
Hiking

This trail is a great trail near Port Angeles. It starts in DNR land and enters the National Park at 1.1 miles. It ascends next to river going up and down small hills next to Big rocky faces. We went into the trail about 3 miles deep to do some trail maintenance. Most of our work was logging out downed trees on the trail, fixing the drainage issue right before the 3rd foot log, and fixed the washout before the first foot log. This should be a must do hike in the off season with its low elevation.

Nivaun Rahne
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon May 27 2013
Hiking

A beautiful river hike and gateway to some of the most beautiful locations in the heart of the Olympics. There is a lot of homesteading history along this trail and some of the cabins still remain. Elkhorn has one of the coolest outhouses in the Olympics.

Anthony Cable
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarThu May 16 2013
Hiking

great hike, peace , quiet

Justin Ledgerwood
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Apr 07 2013
Hiking

I loved this hike!!! Not torn up beautiful places to stay. Amazing views, but it isn't the most simply. Definitely not for a beginner but one of the best hikes I have been on

Katie E.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Oct 13 2019
Hiking
View Katie's Recording
Morgan Meyers
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarTue Aug 07 2018
Hiking
Brian Feller
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSun Jul 23 2017
Hiking
View Brian's Recording