Hurricane Hill Trail Project

Damaged pavement on Hurricane Hill Trail
Hurricane Hill Trail is too narrow for the amount of use it receives and is badly in need of repair.

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What does the project involve?

The project will be completed over the course of three summer seasons and includes the construction of masonry retaining walls, drainage improvements, paving to 8 foot width, bench installation, revegetation, and improving the first 4/10 of a mile of the trail to federal accessibility standards.

When is the trail open?

Hurricane Hill Trail will be open during periods when crews are not working. After July 10, a rotating schedule will be in place through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

During the closure periods, the trail will remain closed to access 24 hours a day for visitor and job site safety.

Trail Closed Trail Open
Mon, July 2 – Tues, July 3 Wed, July 4 – Tues, July 10
Wed, July 11 – Wed, July 18 Thurs, July 19 – Tues, July 24
Wed, July 25 – Wed, August 1 Thurs, August 2 – Tues, August 7
Wed, August 8 – Wed, August 15 Thurs, August 16 – Tues, August 21
Wed, August 22 – Wed, August 29 Thurs, August 30 – Sun, September 2

UPDATE: Hurricane Hill Trail will now be closed Monday, September 3 – Wednesday Sept. 26. September 3-4 are the final work days for the trail crew prior to goat capture operations/staging area preparations beginning on Wednesday, September 5.

Beginning Wednesday, September 5 Hurricane Hill Road (past the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center) will be closed beyond Picnic Area A for mountain goat capture and translocation activities. Hurricane Hill Trail will remain inaccessible for the duration of the activities. The trail rehabilitation project work will resume after the end of the goat capture period. The trail is scheduled to reopen for use on a rotating basis September 27.

Trail Closed Trail Open
Monday, September 3 - Wednesday, September 26
Goat capture operations using area during this time.
Thursday, September 27 - Tuesday, October 2
Wednesday, October 3 - Wednesday, October 10 Thursday, October 11 - Monday, October 15
Starting October 16, the schedule will be:
Closed Tuesdays - Fridays Open Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays
This schedule will continue into early winter, weather pemitting

August Trail Status

September Trail Status

Hurricane Hill Trail Status Calendar for August 2018
Hurricane Hill Trail Status Calendar for August 2018

Where should I park?

The Hurricane Hill Trail parking area will be closed to vehicles to accommodate the equipment and materials for the project. Parking and access to the trail for the duration of this year’s work will be via Picnic Area B and a short connecting trail to the Hurricane Hill parking area and trailhead.
Map of Hurricane Ridge Area
On days when the Hurricane Hill Trail is open, parking and access to the trailhead is via Picnic Area B and a short trail.

Where else can I hike at Hurricane Ridge?

Trails at Hurricane Ridge


Last updated: August 29, 2018

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