Alpine Scramble - Little River, Hurricane Hill, Elwha River Traverse


Alpine Scramble - Little River, Hurricane Hill, Elwha River Traverse

A gorgeous (and very strenuous) early season traverse of 19 miles and ~5500’ elevation gain.

  • Sat, May 18, 2024
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 19.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,500 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,757 ft

Arranged via email.

A great alternate venue for a springtime scramble owing to the recent snows in the Cascades.  Although a hike in the summer, this very strenuous clockwise traverse (which ascends via the Little River Trail, see map below) will encounter snow at ~3500’ before reaching the crest of Hurricane Ridge at 5073’.  After summiting Hurricane Hill we will descend the Elwha-Hurricane Hill Trail to reach our cars at the Madison Falls parking area.  A very long day of ~17 miles with ~5500’ elevation gain.  Photos from past trips (on various months of the year) can be seen here.



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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