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.

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
  • Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
  • Green Trails Elwha North Hurricane Ridge No. 134S

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Hurricane Hill

Exploring Nature Trip
This is a wildflower hike and we will proceed at a leisurely pace, taking time
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Thu, Jun 21, 2018
No Prerequisites
6 participants 1 leader
Registration closed Jun 19
Kitsap Branch
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