Directions: From Port Angeles, head East on Race Street. Follow signs to Heart of the Hills and Hurricane Ridge, and follow the road to the Hurricane Ridge Visitors center up 17 miles. NOTE: Ridge is closed in the winter except Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Chains are required at all times in the winter!
Hurricane Hill- Love the views of mountains, but not a fan of the scree, switchbacks or isolation? Check out Hurricane Hill at Hurricane Ridge. 17 Miles south of Port Angeles, this is a great 3 mile day trip during any season. Stand atop a nearly 6000ft “hill” and take in view of Victoria, BC, Mt. Baker, Sequim and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to your north. To your south you can look into the interior of the Olympic Mountains. This is a great hike to see Marmots, Deer, vistas, valleys and wildflowers. At only 3 miles round trip, the elevation may be the only thing that wears you out. This is a great summer hike, but can (and should) be done with snowshoes in the winter months. In the spring, this is a wildflower paradise!!
Obstruction Point. At 7.6 miles, this road/trail is amazing and will be sure to scare anyone if you are lucky enough to drive it. However, I recommend doing it before the road is open and you are able to hike the mileage. The views are amazing, the drop offs are scary and the reward for making it is a view like no other. In the spring, this is a wildflower paradise!! Make it a longer trip and climb Obstruction Peak: http://www.summitpost.org/obstruction-peak/535975
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