Visiting Hurricane Ridge

The beautiful meadows of Hurricane Ridge are a must-see on a summer visit to Hurricane Ridge.
Hurricane Ridge offers views of mountains and wildflowers.

NPS Photo / C. Bubar

Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Hurricane Ridge is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Road, off Mount Angeles Road.

The road is open throughout summer. During the winter season, the road is scheduled to be open Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays, weather and road conditions permitting, and closed all other days. All vehicles must carry tire chains during the winter season. Check the road status before coming by calling (360) 565-3131 (recorded message).

A marmot on a rock at Hurricane Ridge.
Visiting in Summer

Hurricane Ridge is a popular summer destination. Planning ahead can help you avoid crowds and enjoy your trip.

Snowy mountain peaks.
Learn more about Hurricane Ridge

See a general map and information regarding facilities, picnic areas, camping, and regulations.

A view of Hurricane Ridge on a sunny day.
Take the Bus to Hurricane Ridge

Clallam Transit offers a special summer route between downtown Port Angeles and Hurricane Ridge.

The Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge sits along a paved road with the Olympic Mountains in the background.
Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge

Learn more about the fire that destroyed the Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge and how visiting Hurricane Ridge has changed.

RV camper at Heart of the Hills campground.
RV and tent camping at Heart O' the Hills campground just 5 miles south of Port Angeles.  It's just another 12 miles from Heart O' the Hills to reach Hurricane Ridge.

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Hurricane Ridge has a number of hiking trails, from ridgetop traverses to steep trails that descend to subalpine lakes and valleys. Obstruction Point Road (weather and snow permitting, open from mid-June through October 15), branches off right at the entrance to the Hurricane Ridge parking area, and provides access to a variety of trails as well.

During the winter months, snow enthusiasts enjoy the winter scenery, along with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding. Weather permitting, the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club operates two rope tows and a Poma lift.

During the spring, wildflowers cover the ground of the subalpine meadows and blacktail deer are often spotted grazing. Sunrise and sunset on a clear day provide magnificent panoramic views of the park.

Places to Stay

The nearest campground to Hurricane Ridge is Heart O' the Hills campground, 12 miles north of Hurricane Ridge, and 5 miles south of Port Angeles. Open year-round, Heart O' the Hills has 105 campsites in the old-growth forest.

The city of Port Angeles is just 17 miles north. Lodging can be found through the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce website.

Nearby Areas
Heart O' the Hills is the closest destination. The Elwha Valley and Deer Park are within a one-hour drive from Hurricane Ridge.

Last updated: February 29, 2024

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Port Angeles, WA 98362


360 565-3130

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