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    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Obstruction Point Road Fully Open

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Date: July 26, 2012

Obstruction Point Road to Fully Open This Weekend

Obstruction Point Road will be fully open to public access on Friday, July 27. Road crews are nearly finished clearing snow and grading the road surface between Waterhole and the road's terminus at the Obstruction Point trailhead.

Snowdrifts up to six feet in height had delayed the road's scheduled mid-July opening. The first three miles of road were re-opened for the summer season on July 13.

Obstruction Point Road is Olympic National Park's highest elevation road, leading from Hurricane Ridge (5,242 feet above sea level) approximately eight miles east to Obstruction Point at 6,150 feet.It is typically open mid-July through mid-October, depending on snow and weather conditions.

Current road information is available by calling Olympic National Park's information line at 360-565-3131 or online at nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-road-conditions.htm.

Did You Know?

marmot

Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.