Life on the EdgeLife at Hurricane Ridge is shaped by wind and snow. Winds gusting over 75 miles an hour buffet the ridge, lending the name "Hurricane." The 30-35 feet of snow that falls annually lingers into summer, shaping life year-round. Its weight challenges trees; its persistence maintains open meadows. As you explore, look for evidence that snow truly sculpts this landscape.
Area InformationFacilities: The Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge burned down on May 7, 2023. Area utilities, including power and water, were also destroyed in the fire.
Access and parking to Hurricane Ridge are limited. For a 24-hour road and weather recording call 360-565-3131. Visit www.nps.gov/olym for more information.
Picnic Areas: Picnic Areas A and B (summer only), with paved trails, are located one mile beyond the Hurricane Ridge parking area.
Camping: The closest developed campground is at Heart O' the Hills, 12 miles downhill from Hurricane Ridge. For wilderness camping, obtain permits and bear canisters at the Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles, 360-565-3100.
Regulations: Please stay on designated trails and do not feed wildlife. Pets and bicycles are not permitted on paved or dirt trails.
Trails at Hurricane Ridge
Last updated: August 17, 2023