Exploring the Mountains

green meadows with clumps of evergreen trees and cliffs with snow patches in background
Late-lingering snow dots north-facing slopes in summer.

Mile-High Scenery

Scenic vistas, wildflower-dotted meadows and gnarled subalpine forests reward visitors to Olympic's high country. Learn more about plants and animals of the Olympic high country.

Hurricane Ridge

Seventeen miles south of Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge is the park's most easily reached mountain destination. The paved Hurricane Ridge Road is open 24 hours a day from mid-May through mid-autumn. During the "snow months", the road is scheduled to be open from 9:00 a.m until dusk, Friday through Sunday, holiday Mondays, and additional days during the Christmas holiday, weather and road conditions permitting.

Hurricane Ridge offers a visitor center, self-guided nature trails, a snack bar and gift shop, ranger-led programs in summer and winter weekends and a nearby picnic area. Camping is available at Heart O' the Hills.

Visiting Hurricane Ridge

Deer Park

Reached by an 18-mile winding gravel road, Deer Park offers spectacular alpine scenery, a small tents-only campground and hiking trails. A ranger station is staffed intermittently during summer and fall.

The last nine miles of this steep mountain road are gravel-surfaced, winding and narrow. Please use caution and note that the Deer Park Road is not suitable for RVs or trailers. From late fall until melt-out in late spring, the road is closed at the park boundary.

More information and map of Deer Park (pdf)

Last updated: March 19, 2018

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600 E. Park Avenue
Port Angeles, WA 98362


360 565-3130

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