HURRICANE RIDGE - KLAHHANE RIDGE TRAIL...2.3 MILES

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DIRECTIONS TO : HURRICANE RIDGE TRAILHEAD

NEAREST CAMPGROUND: Heart of the Hills (12 miles from Hurricane Ridge)

RANGER STATION : Ranger station, toilets, phone, restrooms, snack bar, water

kLAHHANE RIDGE park photo














INFO ABOUT TRAIL :

CURRENT TRAIL CONDITIONS
TRAIL MAP
TRAIL OVERVIEW
LAKE ANGELES TRAIL
HEATHER PARK TRAIL
KLAHHANE RIDGE PHOTOS
PHOTO GUIDE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
HURRICANE RIDGE PHOTOS
DRIVING DIRECTIONS
HURRICANE RIDGE INFO AND MAP
FATAL MT. GOAT ATTACK
VISITING HURRICANE RIDGE
SOL DUC SHORT TRIPS
HURRICANE RIDGE VIEW HIKE GUIDE
SENDRIRI'S JOURNAL
ELWHA - HURRICANE GUIDE
HOOD CANAL HIKES
HIGH RISE SCENERY
TREASURE HUNT
LAKE OF THE ANGELES
HURRICANE HILL REPORT
HURRICANE RIDGE - 1
HURRICANE RIDGE - 2
HEART O'THE HILLS INFO & MAP
BULLY GOAT
OVERVIEW OF AREA
CLUBTREAD - HURRICANE LOOKOUT
RELIEF MAP
TOILET BOWL AREA
KLAHHANE RIDGE OUTING
EARLY SNOWS - HURRICANE RIDGE
CURRENT CONDITIONS
WINTER HIKES - 1
WINTER HIKES - 2
WINTER HIKES - 3
WINTER INFO
DISABLED ACCESS
FUN RUN
VISITOR CENTER
FROMMERS TRAIL GUIDE
HURRICANE RIDGE TRIP

PARK PHOTO
VARIOUS COMMENTS:


.....Klahhane Ridge extends from the peaks of Mt. Angeles through Rocky Peak to Burnt Mountain. Hurricane Ridge proper extends from Hurricane Hill above the Elwha Valley to Obstruction Point and continues, with a name change as Grand Ridge, all the way to Deer Park where it is truncated by Blue Mountain, but it could be said to extend all the way down Deer Ridge to Ned Hill above the Dungeness River. Lillian Ridge is a spur of Hurricane Ridge. Therefore, the highest peak on Hurricane/Grand Ridge is really Elk Mountain (6764 feet elev.) but since most people associate this mountain with the name "Grand Ridge", Obstruction Point is a good terminus and high point for "Hurricane Ridge". Most tourists fail to realize that Hurricane Ridge is NOT visible from Port Angeles and vicinity. What they are looking at (and calling Hurricane Ridge) is actually Klahhane Ridge and the Elwha River Range.

park photo .....For the heartier hiker, Mt. Angeles proffers a 5-mile hike from the Lodge up to Mt. Angeles, its peak at nearly 6000 feet. The Switchback Trail takes you up to the Klahhane Ridge through rarefied alpine meadows and provides unsurpassed views of Mt. Angeles, the Olympic Mountain Range and the city of Port Angeles. Other challenging hikes are available as well. Contact (360) 452-0329 for recorded information on Hurricane Ridge.

.....Klahhane Ridge forms the backbone of the route you drive to get up to Hurricane Ridge.

.....Meadow Loop Trails begin near Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. They offer strolls through a typical subalpine environment, thick with wildflowers in summer. Watch for blacktailed deer (DO NOT FEED!) and listen for the whistle of the Olympic marmot. The trail continues to Klahhane Ridge. Paved meadow trails wheelchair accessible with assistance.

.....The Klahhane Ridge Trail, reached via the aptly named but short Switchback Trail on the Hurricane Ridge Road, provides sweeping views of the interior Olympics, including mounts Olympus and Carrie, as it follows a precipitous spine.

.....Klahhane Ridge was taken from Deer Park, one of the highest places in the Olympic National Park accessible by car.

.....Heart of the Forest Trail begins at Loop E of the Heart of the Hills campground. Typical lowland forest with dense vegetation. 2 miles one way.

.....Hurricane Hill Trail begins at the end of the Hurricane Ridge Road. In the 1.5 miles to the top of the hill are mountain peak vistas, a view of Port Angeles, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Wildflowers are numerous in early summer. Wheelchair accessible first .5 mile only. This portion is paved but with steep drop-offs and no guard rail.


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