Hiking At Hurricane Ridge

Olympic National Park

Port Angeles, Washington

Trailheads start at Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

The Hurricane Ridge area of Olympic National Park has some decent hiking trails with great views south into the heart of the Olympic Mountains. The ridge can be reached via a road that heads south out of Port Angeles, climbing from near sea level to more than 5200 feet elevation along its 17 miles.

The area can be covered wtih deep snow late into the spring, which is quite beautiful but limits the hiking. Late summer and early fall bring out wildflowers and changing leaves, which can add a lot of color.

Hurricane Ridge hiking

Hurricane Ridge Hiking (Z04A0005)
The hiking trails at Hurricane Ridge can give dayhikers some views into the rugged wilderness in the heart of the Olympic Mountains. Mount Olympus reaches almost 8000 feet elevation.

Hurricane Ridge views

Hurricane Ridge Hiking Views (Z04A0006)

Hurricane Ridge wildflowers

Wildflowers along a Hurricane Ridge Trail (Z04A0007)

Hurricane Ridge fall color

Changing Leaves Along Hurricane Ridge (Z04A0008)
Pockets of changing leaves among the evergreens add fall color along stretches of the hiking trails at Hurricane Ridge.

More About Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park encompasses a number of features of the northern Olympic Peninsula, including the Olympic Mountains, a large temperate rain forest on the western slopes, and a rugged strip of the Pacific Coast. Much of the park is roadless, prime wilderness hiking ground. Day visitors often head to Hurricane Ridge, which may be covered in snow well into late-spring, Marymere Falls and the area around Lake Crescent, the Hoh Rainforest and Quinault as well as the coast at La Push.

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