Hurricane Hill Nature Trail

 4 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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Jun 14, 2017
Rita Onaka
1.6mi
Jun 12, 2017
Holly Hatton
Beautiful flowers, horned larkspur, marmots, American Pipit, deer, etc. 4.6mi
Jun 11, 2017
Micki Balder
Easy and short hike, but wow the mountains!
Jun 4, 2017
Albert Shiue
RT. 3.2mi
Jun 4, 2017
Margaret Clipperton
Oct 12, 2016
Jan Suchy
Back at dusk.
Aug 8, 2016
Aaron Terada
Aug 6, 2016
Rachael Sewell

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