Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7
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.
Wind and Rain Damage to Olympic National Park
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Park crews are cutting their way through numerous downed trees today, as they attempt to access park entrance roads, make damage assessments and begin repairs. Only Kalaloch is open today, although travel is not recommended at this time.
With Highway 101 closed at Lake Crescent and Highway 112 only recently reopened, park staff has been challenged in reaching the park’s west side destinations. Earlier today, maintenance and ranger staff were ferried across Lake Crescent by boat in order to reach the park’s west side.
A summary of known damage follows.
Dosewallips, Staircase and Queets Roads remain closed due to previous damage and unsafe conditions. The Deer Park Road is closed for the season.
Further information about park roads and facilities will be released once it is available.
For current road information, people should call the Olympic National Park recorded road and weather information line at 360-565-3131.
Did You Know?
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.