olympic national park


Hurricane Ridge There are a number of hikes within the Olympic national park, from hefty trails that shoot right up from Port Angeles, to ones which take on the relatively tame 2,342m Mt Olympus. However, things often change and in fact in the Pacific North West things change regularly. In almost clockwork fashion snow drops on the park throughout most of winter, roads close, businesses board themselves up until spring and the park operates a skeleton service of road closures. The premier hike in both summer and winter is across the famous hurricane ridge. Let me explain, in the US roads and locations are often named to represent something. In this instance Hurricane ridge represents two things; firstly it is a ridge, secondly it gets lashed with winds up to 120mph. Ergo – Hurricane ridge. Original I know. Start: Hurricane ridge visitor centre End: Hurricane ridge visitor centre Distance: 4…