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
The road can be shut if it snows and in March it closes at 4pm with the top lookout closing at 5pm. We got there at 3.57pm so we raced up the mountain to get…
What a view
Hurrican Ridge is one of the most facisnating national parks. Especially, if you have an opportunity to see a mountain goat (which we did) and elk.