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Hurricane Hill Nature Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 693' 211 m
Descent: -46' -14 m
High: 5,744' 1,751 m
Low: 5,096' 1,553 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)

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Trail shared by Doug Scott

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

Doug Scott

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy to follow and quite popular, kids will be distracted by deer, flowers and views.

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.

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 7, 2019
Anita Peebles
Aug 31, 2019
Venkata Sneha Matte
Aug 23, 2019
Carinna Tarvin
Aug 8, 2019
Scott Meier
Aug 2, 2019
Andy Smith
Great 360 views. Hike above clouds made for fun views. Gravel trail. Cool and breezy. — 3h 00m
Aug 2, 2019
Garrett Jedlicki
Jun 26, 2019
Marie M
Jun 23, 2019
Amy Chen

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Expect phenomenal views hiking up Hurricane Hill.
Jun 26, 2017 near Port An…, WA
Views go on and on at Hurricane Hill.
Jun 26, 2017 near Port An…, WA
Snowshoeing up to Hurricane Hill on a snowy winter day.
Jan 30, 2016 near Port An…, WA
The trail to Hurricane Ridge.
Dec 18, 2015 near Port An…, WA
Marmot on the Hurricane Hill Trail
May 26, 2015 near Port An…, WA
June wildflowers bloom on Hurricane Hill.
Jun 26, 2017 near Port An…, WA

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