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Hurricane Hill
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Hurricane Hill
No other trail in the Olympics offers easier access to magnificent views. The hike is easy and can be made by the whole family. Hurricane Hill Trail begins at a cleared roadbed and slowly climbs throughout its length. Eventually the roadbed will end, but the trail remains wide and easy. At the top you will be rewarded with views of the Bailey Range and most of the Elwha drainage to the south while the views to the north include the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island.
Type Length Difficulty Rating Gain
View 3.2 mi 1 / 5 8.7 / 10 800 ft

User Groups
Hikers

Accessibility
June-October

Permits
A National Parks Pass is required to park here
 
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 well-signed fork and continue on Mount Angeles Road 19 miles, past the lower and upper visitors centers, to the trailhead.
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 #134 Mount Olympus
#134 Mount Olympus
USGS Hurricane Hill
Hurricane Hill
Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
Hurricane Ridge
Permits
National Parks Pass
National Parks Pass
Mount Fitzhenry and Mount Carrie as seen from Hurricane Hill The ice covered Mount Olympus Snowy peaks seen from Hurricane Hill A marmot seen from the trail A black bear, scratching its back? The Strait in the back ground from the top of Hurricane Hill - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Friday, July 17, 2009. Taking in some sun on the wall by the visitor center before the hike - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Friday, July 17, 2009. There were wildflowers - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Friday, July 17, 2009. The Olympic Mountains - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Friday, July 17, 2009. The Olympic Mountains - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Friday, July 17, 2009. The Olympic Mountains - From AJTrekker08\'s hike report on Friday, July 17, 2009.
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From the trailhead, the trail traverses the slopes of the "Grand Canyon of the Elwha". At 1.2 miles you'll reach a junction with the Rica Canyon Trail. Continue on another 0.5 miles to reach the Krause Bottom Trail. Both of these side trails will...Read More
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The Klahhane Ridge Trail offers much to see. It passes by Lake Angeles, one of the peninsulas larger subalpine lakes set beneath towering cliffs. The hike makes a loop with Mount Angeles Trail and gives you a sample of all the Olympics have to offe...Read More
Mountain goats, possibly including the aggressive one
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This is the falls from the top.
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