Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Hurricane Ridge is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Road, off Mount Angeles Road.
The road is open throughout summer. During the winter season, the road is scheduled to be open Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays, weather and road conditions permitting, and closed all other days. All vehicles must carry tire chains during the winter season. Check the road status before coming by calling (360) 565-3131 (recorded message).
Visiting in Summer
Hurricane Ridge is a popular summer destination. Planning ahead can help you avoid crowds and enjoy your trip.
Learn more about Hurricane Ridge
See a general map and information regarding facilities, picnic areas, camping, and regulations.
Take the Bus to Hurricane Ridge
Clallam Transit offers a special summer route between downtown Port Angeles and Hurricane Ridge.
Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge
Learn more about the upcoming project to rehabilitate the Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge with funding from the Great American Outdoors Act.
Hurricane Ridge has a number of hiking trails, from ridgetop traverses to steep trails that descend to subalpine lakes and valleys. Obstruction Point Road (weather and snow permitting, open from July 4 through October 15), branches off right before the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, and provides access to a variety of trails as well.
During the winter months, snow enthusiasts enjoy the winter scenery, along with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding. Weather permitting, the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club operates two rope tows and a Poma lift.
Places to Stay
The nearest campground to Hurricane Ridge is Heart O' the Hills campground, 12 miles north of Hurricane Ridge, and 5 miles south of Port Angeles. Open year-round, Heart O' the Hills has 105 campsites in the old-growth forest.
The city of Port Angeles is just 17 miles north. Lodging can be found through the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce website.
Last updated: May 10, 2023