Elwha to Hurricane Hill Trail
Ecosystem Type: Subalpine meadow, montane forest
Trail Tread Types: Primitive
General Elevation Trend: steep
Backcountry Permits: Required for overnight trips - Obtain at Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles.
Camping: Please camp only in established camps or on bare ground to prevent vegetation damage.
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Distance: 5.8 miles
Elevation Change: 400 ft. to 5650 ft.
Best Season: Early July through October
Stock: Closed to stock
Leave No Trace: Please Leave No Trace of your stay to help protect park resources and to prevent further erosion.
Camping regulations: Camp on bare ground only. Vegetation is very fragile. Area is generally muddy and not suitable for camping.
Camping: No campsites
Fires: Fires are not allowed above 3,500 feet.
Wildlife Precautions: Save the Bears! Please properly secure your food to protect bears and yourself. Do not feed any wild animals! Bears are common in the Elwha Valley, especially during the spring and early summer.
Safety: When traveling on snow, bring an ice axe and know how to use it.