Elwha to Hurricane Hill


Alpine Scramble - Elwha to Hurricane Hill

Very strenuous conditioner hike (scramble due to recent snow) of ~13 miles and ~5300' elevation gain from Elwha River to beauteous views of central Olympics.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,277 ft

Meet at Elwha Ranger Station at 9:30am to caravan short distance to trailhead.  For those taking the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry this will require catching the 7:10am sailing (the earliest on this day).

Great views and an even better workout.  Due to long day and late arrival back in Seattle plan on having dinner on the way home.  If best weather day changes from Sunday to Saturday might do a last minute date swap if party members are willing.  For those requesting permission include your recent trips as well as your conditioning regimen.


Elwha to Hurricane Hill

  • Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 134S

    Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge

    Trails Illustrated Olympic National Park
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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