Hurricane Ridge

Hiking on Hurricane Ridge at sunset. Photo by Justin Bailie

Located at 5,242 feet in the park’s northeast corner, Hurricane Ridge is accessible by car and the quickest way to reach Olympic’s alpine zone.

In spring and summer, the meadows are covered with wildflowers, and clear-day views of the park’s peaks are fantastic.

In winter (the road is plowed on Friday-Sunday only), Hurricane Ridge is a popular spot for snowshoeing and skiing.

You’ll find a visitor center, gift shop, and snack bar at the base, and numerous hiking trails head into the high country.

Mount Olympus in Olympic National Park

Hidden Mount Olympus, Washington

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Obstruction Point in Olympic National Park. Photo by David Krause

Hurricane Ridge to Obstruction Point

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Hurricane Ridge. Photo by David Krause

Hurricane Ridge Winter Timelapse Video

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Mount Olympus in Olympic National Park

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Cross-country skiing on Hurricane Ridge. Photo by NPS

Winter in Olympic National Park

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