Where Peaks Touch the Sky and Adventure Knows No Bounds
Hurricane Ridge is a stunning mountainous area located in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State, within the Olympic National Park. It is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and outdoor recreational opportunities.
Situated approximately 17 miles south of Port Angeles, Hurricane Ridge offers visitors a unique alpine experience. The ridge sits at an elevation of about 5,242 feet (1,598 meters) and provides panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, valleys, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. On clear days, visitors can even catch a glimpse of the majestic Mount Olympus, the highest peak in the Olympic Mountains.
What is Hurricane Ridge?
The area is named “Hurricane Ridge” due to the strong winds that frequently blow through the mountain pass.
Despite the name, the region is not prone to hurricanes but does experience intense winds, especially during the winter months. However, during the summer and early fall, the weather at Hurricane Ridge is pleasant and mild, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
One of the main attractions of Hurricane Ridge is the abundance of recreational activities available. Hiking is a popular pursuit, with numerous trails of varying difficulty levels, offering opportunities to explore the pristine alpine meadows and admire the vibrant wildflowers that bloom in the summer. The most popular trail is the Hurricane Hill Trail, which takes hikers on a 1.6-mile journey (one-way) to the summit of Hurricane Hill, rewarding them with breathtaking views.