Hurricane Hill Nature Trail

 14 votes

1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

693' 211 m

Ascent

-46' -14 m

Descent

5,744' 1,751 m

High

5,096' 1,553 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Unknown

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Stunning panoramic views in every direction on this great family-friendly trail.

Doug Scott

Overview

This trail can be extremely hazardous for inexperienced hikers in winter months. Distance is also longer after the first snowfall, and the road to Hurricane Ridge may not be open during weekdays in the snowy months.
Features: Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Family Friendly: Easy to follow and quite popular, kids will be distracted by deer, flowers and views.
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

With views of the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island and Mount Baker, one could spend hours standing atop Hurricane Hill taking in the sights. Luckily, during the summer months, this trail is easy enough for the whole family to enjoy. In the winter, the trail is longer and covered in snow, but offering some of the best- groomed areas for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the Olympic National Park. During the winter, the trail begins from the visitor center, but in summer months you'll be able to drive up to the trailhead, about 0.25 mi in from the winter starting point.

Located just past the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, this trail is a year-round favorite for tourists and locals alike. Chances are, you wont be alone on this trail, but there are plenty of places to take in a view in silence. Hurricane Hill can be steep to beginners, but the reward is worth the effort.

During the late summer, marmots, deer and wildflowers are abundant, with an occasional mountain goat sighting is possible on the nearby ridges. Hurricane Hill isnt the hardest trail in the area, (not even close!) which is why the views it gives are even better. For minimal effort and maximum reward, on a clear day this route is hard to beat.

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Sep 16, 2017
Holly Huston
Aug 15, 2017
Massimiliano Rizzo
Jul 30, 2017
Kelly Morgan
Do not recommend hiking this one while sick. Or anything uphill. 3.2mi
Jul 28, 2017
Kyle Roberts
Great hike up Hurricane Hill with the family. 3.4mi
Jul 25, 2017
Luis De Francisco
Jul 24, 2017
Cap Tcha
Jun 26, 2017
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