Hurricane Hill

A moderate 3 mile day hike with 650 feet of elevation gain up to rocky open ridge with views of the Elwha Valley, sometimes even Mount Baker.

Temporary Closure

5/7/23 Update: Access to the Hurricane Ridge area is closed beyond the Heart of the Hills entrance station. Hurricane Ridge is closed indefinitely following the loss of the Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge due to fire. Visit the Olympia National Park alerts for more information.

on the trail

The trail in summer almost mirrors the winter route which starts at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. The paved hiking trail starts at the parking lot at the west end of Hurricane Ridge Road, 1.5 miles from the visitor center.


  • This is a very popular trail.
  • There is very little cover on this route except for a small section of trees.  
  • Hurricane Ridge can have high winds at times, even in summer,  so extra layers are recommended.  
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 650 ft
  • 5,757 ft
  • Land Manager: Olympic National Park
    Olympic Wilderness, Hood Canal Ranger District (ONF)
  • Parking Permit Required: National Park Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Hurricane Ridge/Elwha North No. 134S
  • Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
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