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
Deer and mountain goats
Fantastic day trip to hurricane ridge. Hiking trails for all experiences and deer consistently encountered. Mountain goat kids and their mothers were also seen, though I believe they have since...
Great Views. Be prepared for the drive.
Drive up was a bit much for my husband. At times the drop on the one side of the road was a bit much for him. At the top, the views were amazing. You can…