Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge

Operating Dates

  • Summer: Daily
  • Spring/Fall: Open Saturday & Sunday when Hurricane Ridge Road is open
  • Winter: Weekends only for skiing at Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge Road

During the winter season, Hurricane Ridge Road is open to uphill traffic. All vehicles are required to carry tire chains and must exit the Heart O' the Hills entrance station by 5:00 pm during the winter season. 

Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Hurricane Ridge Road are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Nov. 24, 2017 - Apr. 1, 2018  Friday - Sunday &
Holiday Mondays
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dec. 24, 2017 - Jan. 1, 2018
(Closed Dec. 25th)
Daily 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Must exit the Heart O' of Hills entrance station by 5:00 pm

For more information regarding Hurricane Ridge please visit the NPS website.


For area information, hiking trails, and map please view Hurricane Ridge Area

Visitor Center

The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is a great place to start. The visitor center is usually open when the road is open, with restrooms, exhibits, a park film, and a warming area. The foyer and restroom are always open.
Visitor tip: purchase lunch and snack items from the deli in the visitor center gift shop and soak in the breathtaking views of the Olympic mountain range on the outdoor patio. 


Hurricane Ridge has a number of hiking trails, from ridge top traverses to steep trails that descend to sub alpine 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.

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During the winter months, snow enthusiasts enjoy the winter scenery, along with snowshoeing, skiing, cross-country skiing and sledding. During the spring, wildflowers cover the ground of the sub alpine meadows and black tail deer are often spotted grazing. Sunrise and sunset on a clear day provide magnificent panoramic views of the park.

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See the weather for yourself at Hurricane Ridge! 

Follow the National Park Service Hurricane Ridge Twitter feed for up-to-date road conditions reports. 

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