Hike the Hills
Hurricane Ridge, nearly a mile high, offers great hiking with many hiking trails from which to choose. We recommend you start at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center where exhibits, orientation movie, and restrooms are available year-round. The information desk is staffed in the summer and on the weekends from late December to late March. Ranger programs are offered starting in late June through September. A gift shop with snack bar is open mid May to late September, as well as weekends starting in mid December to late March.
During summer season, a hike to Hurricane Hill on a clear day can offer a 360-degree view, north across the Straits of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, Canada or the southern view of the glacier clad Mount Olympus. While walking the hiking trail view sub-alpine flowers like lupine, Indian Paintbrush and avalanche lilies. Be listening for the whistle of a marmot, which are frequently seen and heard in this northwest Washington area. Whistle back to the marmot and he will whistle back to you.
The Hurricane Ridge Road in Washington is open 24 hours a day from mid-May into October. The rest of the year it opens (weather permitting) primarily on weekends. Call 360-565-3131 for a 24-hour road and weather recording. Picnic Areas A and B (summer only), one mile beyond the visitor center, have restrooms, water, and paved trails to tables. In winter, visitors may picnic upstairs in the visitor center.
Join us for a bite while you gaze out at the amazing view from the top of Hurricane Ridge or fuel up for a hike and take in the views on foot.
NOTE: Please stay on designated trails and do not feed wildlife. Pets and bicycles are NOT permitted on paved or dirt trails.