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


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

A strenuous and beautiful snow scramble traverse (~17 miles/~5000') that ascends Hurricane Hill using the lush and verdant Little River trail, and descends the Elwha to Hurricane Hill trail. Listed as a scramble due to the persistent snows on the higher portions of the Little River trail, Hurricane Hill, and the Elwha/Hurricane Hill trail.

  • Sat, Mar 2, 2024
  • Seattle Alpine Scrambling Subcommittee - Winter Scrambling
  • Scrambling
  • Adults
  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 17.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 5,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,757 ft

Arranged via email.

Please refrain from asking for leader’s permission until the week prior to signup opening.  This winter traverse is made possible by the unusually low snow depths in the Olympics.  We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Hurricane Ridge webcam to see if significant new snow arrives.   Photos from past trips 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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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Check with leader for any additional group gear or required equipment specific to trip location

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