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Grand Ridge
pnwhikes > Olympic Peninsula > Port Angeles
The windy Grand Ridge yields views of the Gray Wolf River drainage and Olympic peaks. This is a must see for anyone visiting Obstruction Point and the Hurricane Ridge area. The trail follows the southern side of Grand Ridge where you will find a barren landscape. On the trail, you will encounter Elk Mountain after 1.5 miles and Maiden Peak after 4 miles. Be prepared for high winds on the trail as the wind can gust to 50-60 mph.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
View 8 mi 1 / 5 9 / 10 2900 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
May-October

Permits
A National Parks Pass is required to park at Hurricane Hill; parking at Deer Park is free
 
Hike Featured In...
Day Hiking Olympic PeninsulaDay Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
By Craig Romano
Driving Directions:
From Port Angeles, north 2 miles on Race Street as it turns into Mount Angeles Road. Veer right at the fork and continue on Mount Angeles Road 17 miles to Obstruction Point Road. Turn left and drive 7 miles to the Obstruction Point Trailhead at the end of the road.
Contact Information:
Olympic National Park
Wilderness Info Center
3002 Mount Angeles Road
Port Angeles, Wa 98362
Tel: 360.565.3100
http://www.nps.gov/olym

Books
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
Maps
Green Trails #135 Mount Angeles
#135 Mount Angeles
USGS Mount Angeles
Mount Angeles
USGS Maiden Peak
Maiden Peak
Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
Hurricane Ridge
Permits
National Parks Pass
National Parks Pass
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