Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park: hikes and tips to visit in any season

guide to planning the perfect day trip to the Olympic Mountains

Hurricane Ridge is one of the closes parts of Olympic National Park to visit from Seattle.

While hiking is best in summer, it's beautiful in every season.

Visit the visitor center at Hurricane Ridge for information about current trail conditions and wildlife sightings.

Also stop into the gift shop and use the restrooms before hiking.

Hurricane Ridge has hiking trails for any skill and fitness level.

Hurricane Hill is a favorite hike for the best views of the area and the rest of Olympic National Park

Hiking at Hurricane Ridge in spring and summer bring wildflowers and continually changing weather

Be prepared for all conditions in Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park also has several wheelchair accessible trails

these trails are also great for exploring if you have small children or a stroller with you

Mid-June through September at Hurricane Ridge have the best hiking weather

October is usually the first snow, with the last falling in April or May

Visiting in winter or early spring? Hurricane Ridge has both snowshoeing and cross country skiing options

check with the National Park for road conditions & closures

Want to play in the snow? Visit on a winter weekend. Be ready for swiftly changing weather at Hurricane Ridge

Always dress more warmly than you think you'll need at Olympic NPS, especially in winter.

Year-round, watch for wildlife at Hurricane Ridge. Deer and marmots frequent the high elevations, with elk all around the lower hills

never approach wildlife so that they can stay safe and wild

Ready for a fun visit and hiking at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park?

Check out this great guide to planning the perfect day trip to the Olympic Mountains