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Hurricane Hill via Hurricane Ridge

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Olympic National Park

Hurricane Hill via Hurricane Ridge is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Port Angeles, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 3.1 miles Elevation Gain: 797 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

bird watching

forest

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Note: As of August 2019, Hurricane Ridge will be under construction and only be open on specific dates. Please check with the park page for information/updates. Please note: The road to the trailhead is closed to cars after the Visitor Center but is accessible by walking down Hurricane Ridge Road. The hike from the Visitor Center to the trailhead is about 1.7 miles on the paved road. Located in beautiful Port Angeles in northwestern Washington State, The Hurricane Hill Nature trail begins 1.5 miles beyond the Hurricane Ridge Visitor's Center in Olympic National Park. This paved trail climbs to a panoramic view of the Olympic Range, Puget Sound and Vancouver Island. This is one of the most easily accessed mountain areas and best places in the park to view the Olympic Marmot. Hurricane Ridge Road is open from mid-May through October and the hiking trail is usually snow free from July through September. The ridge is open to skiing during the winter months.The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is a great place to stop to view exhibits or talk with National Park Service Rangers. There is also a gift shop with a snack bar for hungry hikers. The first quarter mile of the trail is wheelchair accessible with assistance.

Absolutely breathtaking trail. One of the finest I’ve been on in my life. Gorgeous vistas at every turn and an abundance of wildlife.

hiking
1 day ago

Very beautiful

hiking
1 day ago

One of the best hikes I’ve ever done. Not very challenging but the views are fantastic

This trail is amazing and a must do in ONP. The views are endless and the end will leave you breathless.

hiking
2 days ago

Fun hike with spectacular views of the mountain and wildflower-covered hillsides. Happy hiking!

hiking
3 days ago

It was partly cloudy but we got alota great shots because we waited for the fog to lift

Perfect vista views and trail condition. One of the easiest modest trails I’ve ever done.

Highly recommend! Great hike!

hiking
great!
no shade
5 days ago

i went on a Monday morning and it was heavily trafficked. partial to no shade. marmots and deer sighted today. the TH is past the visitor center/gift shop/cafe (all open as of June 29, 2020) and the picnic areas. the restroom closest to it is by the picnic area. overflow parking available. trail wide enough for social distancing. flowers are starting to bloom!

awesome trail with plenty to see. well groomed and some side trails at the top to see a few different things. loved it

hiking
6 days ago

06/25/2020 On a sunny Thursday afternoon the trail was pretty busy. Road going up to the trail is good for all vehicles. Trail itself is gravel and wide. The view was amazing, lots of good angles for pictures.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful, fantastic, awesome! Our family of 6 loved this hike. The views were amazing. Ages 10 through 46 all enjoyed this trail. Mostly gravel, wide trail.

hiking
12 days ago

A winding trail with beautiful mountain views every step of the way. It was quite busy, but the path is wide enough that it was okay.

hiking
great!
13 days ago

Totally amazed by this trail and the view from the top! You will see Canada and wonderful landscapes of the US. Lots of deers, rabbits, chipmunks on the way. Enjoy! It’s not hard at all.

hiking
20 days ago

I came here summer of 2019. This place is breathtaking. Definitely crowded but understandably so. There was wild life on the well marked trail. Not to strenuous either!

closed
27 days ago

Gate closed 12 miles away from visitor center, near heart of the hills campground.

1 month ago

road to get to trail is closed

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing Mountain View in all directions. Just do it.

Made it .5 miles on the actual trail. Still worth it. Beautiful views!

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Winter hike: went over this last weekend- lots of snow! Sadly some fog too but the views of vistas and occasional mountain peaks was absolutely worth it. Roads were well maintained, just use caution if there is a lot of snow on top. Rocks and branches were seen on parts of the road. Visitor center was cozy and informative, worth a stop!

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Beautiful for snowshoeing! Roads were well maintained. Get there early on the weekends if you don’t want to wait at the gate. We arrived around 11:00 and had to wait for the morning crowd to exit the park. It’s a 6 mile snowshoe pretty easy hike with the elevation gain around the 2.5 mile mark. Microspikes sufficed. The views are uncanny! Kids friendly, even if you decide not to go up the hill you’ll still have gorgeous lookout points.

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
icy
no shade
snow
4 months ago

Good snow pack today. I hiked in micro spikes with trekking poles. Due to the snow, the route to Hurricane Hill is right around 3 miles from the visitors center, so 6 total out and back, not 3.1 like AllTrails lists. It was GORGEOUS and totally worth the hike. Some steep sections. About 2.5 miles in you will find great sections to branch off for xcountry ski adventures, if that’s your thing. Get there early, it will be crowded. Road opened at 8am today, gift shop where snow shoes and other gear can be rented opens at 10am. Decent prices for a national park concession stand and rental center. Very friendly and helpful staff.

4 months ago

did a couple years ago. good hike. little to steep for kids. beautiful views at the top.

hiking
icy
snow
5 months ago

Snowshoed from visitor center 2/1/20. It was snowing fairly hard. Took the closed road from visitor center to the trailhead which is about 1.7 miles. Could only go about 1/2 mile past the parking lot at the end of the road (which is where the actual Hurricane Hill trailhead starts) due to steep drop-offs and knee deep snow. Still an incredible little trek.

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