At 5,242 feet, Hurricane Ridge offers the best introduction to Olympic’s scenic high country with a visitor center, kid-friendly trails, up-close wildlife views and stunning panoramas. We recommend the quarter- and half-mile Meadow Loop trails at the Visitor Center for 360-degree views and possible wildlife sightings, including mountain goats, black-tailed deer, marmots, grouse, and possibly bears in early summer. Hiking families can try the paved Hurricane Hill trail (3.2 miles roundtrip) or the 3.8-mile Klahhane Ridge trail. Both start from the parking lot. The Hurricane Ridge road is open daily from mid-May into October, and Friday through Sunday during winter, weather permitting. Call 800-833-6388 for off-season updates.
Recent Traveler Reviews
Variety of hiking trails, panoramic views, wildlife.
You are lucky if you go on a sunny day because you'll appreciate the sun's warmth on a crisp autumn morning. Jaw-dropping views wherever you turn, fresh air, deer wandering around, various hiking...
Top of the world
by Jim S
Great place to start our three days in Olympic National Park. The drive-up is long but very very beautiful. Everywhere you look on top of Hurricane Ridge there is a beautiful view. There are several...