Hurricane Hill Nature Trail

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1.6 Miles 2.6 Kilometers

 

81% 

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Singletrack

693' 211 m

Ascent

-46' -14 m

Descent

5,744' 1,751 m

High

5,096' 1,553 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Unknown

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Stunning panoramic views in every direction on this great family-friendly trail.

Doug Scott

Overview

This trail can be extremely hazardous for inexperienced runners in winter months. Distance is also longer after the first snowfall, and the road to Hurricane Ridge may not be open during weekdays in the snowy months.
Features: Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Runner Notes

This is an awesome little trail run, with few obstacles to throw you off. If anything, the views will cause more stumbles than anything else.

Description

With views of the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island and Mount Baker, one could spend hours standing atop Hurricane Hill taking in the sights. Luckily, during the summer months, this trail is easy enough for the whole family to enjoy. In the winter, the trail is longer and covered in snow, but offering some of the best- groomed areas for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the Olympic National Park. During the winter, the trail begins from the visitor center, but in summer months you'll be able to drive up to the trailhead, about 0.25 mi in from the winter starting point.

Located just past the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, this trail is a year-round favorite for tourists and locals alike. Chances are, you wont be alone on this trail, but there are plenty of places to take in a view in silence. Hurricane Hill can be steep to beginners, but the reward is worth the effort.

During the late summer, marmots, deer and wildflowers are abundant, with an occasional mountain goat sighting is possible on the nearby ridges. Hurricane Hill isnt the hardest trail in the area, (not even close!) which is why the views it gives are even better. For minimal effort and maximum reward, on a clear day this route is hard to beat.

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