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Hurricane Ridge Trail

Port Angeles, WA

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The trail is located near Port Angeles, WA. It begins 1.5 miles beyond the Hurricane Ridge visitor's center at the end of the road. The trail is usually snow free from July through September. One of the best places in Olympic National Park to see the Olympic marmot.

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Humes Ranch Loop Trail
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8 Completed 5 Reviews

I hiked this trail years ago with my son (3 at the time) wonderful views.

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Hurricane Ridge Trail
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

For an easily accessible trail that is actually paved the entire way, this was a GREAT trail. Beautiful views. Tons of wildlife. We could see well into Canada and all the way to the snow peaks within the Olympics. Lots of people, but that is expected for such a trail. True to the description, we saw 3 Olympic marmots (big ones too), as well as some ptarmigans (a lifer bird for me). It is uphill for most of it, but just keep on trucking it and you won't be disappointed.

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Klahhane Ridge Trail
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17 Completed 4 Reviews

Hike with wildlife record. We saw goats, deers, marmots, gray jay and rabbit. Gorgeous views. Only partly shaded - bring some sunscreen. We only did about half way to avoid going down the valley and coming back up. I think the view is fairly similar half way and end point

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Hurricane Ridge Trail
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10 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome! Leave the car at the visitors' center and walk it! The views all along the way are beautiful, and it just keeps getting better as you climb ever further up the ridge. As gorgeous as the view across the Strait to Canada and across the Sound to Seattle, it was almost as much fun to look across on the ferry coming back from Victoria, and know we were on the ridge the day before.

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Heather Park - Mount Angeles Trail
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16 Completed 8 Reviews

Ran from Heather Park Trail and loop through Lake Angeles Trail (8-4-2014). This is a national park that allows one to see snowed mtn on one side and ocean on the other. Incredible views and flowers and what true colors of green is about. The loose rock and switch back near the ridge lines were somewhat dangerous to backpackers IMHO. It's an incredible place such that I missed my flight that evening because of difficulty, driving distance, and Skagit traffic consists of 4-wheels on I-5.

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Hurricane Hill Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a popular trail so parking at the trail head at the end of the road past the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center can be challenging. The trail is mostly paved. It climbs steadily up to a spectacular viewpoint with 360 degree views of glacier-topped peaks and the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island. Parts of the climb are fairly steep but footing is a constant even surface. Clouds can suddenly obscure the top but we were lucky.

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Hurricane Ridge Trail
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a beautiful walk. I decided to try it out because I was looking for something not too strenuous, but enough to get your heart rate up--it was perfect for that. My only complaint was the parking. The parking lot at the trailhead is not ideal and is rather small, so I had to use the overflow parking that was about a 1/4 mile down the road, which was fine, but it caught me off guard.

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Sunrise Ridge Trail
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15 Completed 6 Reviews

This Trail was awesome.
I did not have GPS with me or any way to track my exact mileage, but based on my map, I went about seven miles out to Rocky peak before turning around. So probably 14 miles round trip. It took about 6 or 7 hours to complete, but I was taking my time, stopping a lot and taking lots of pictures.

The trail gets REALLY beautiful right between Mount Angeles and Rocky peak, which seems to be technically called "Klahanne ridge". You can see Canada looking north, and a beautiful view of the olympic mountains to the south. Although it was mid July, there was plenty of snow still on the ground, in many places the trail was partially lost due to snow, but easy to find again.

There were a lot of mountain goat families. I saw at least 4 baby goats.

Saw the sun setting very close to the visitor center on my return trip and then turned around and watched the moon rise over the mountains. Luckily, i was there during one of the rare "super moons" in which the moon is much larger than usual. It was incredible.

Amazing hike, amazing views, great wildlife...

Elevation gain was misleading... the highest point on the trail was only about 1000ft higher than the trailhead, but there was a lot of ups and downs along the way, so i would estimate a total of 2500 ft elevation gain at the end of the day.

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Humes Ranch Loop Trail
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26 Completed 16 Reviews

Nice easy trail. If you don't mind narrow roads to the trailhead......Whiskey Bend Road is narrow so drive slow and take your time.

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Humes Ranch Loop Trail
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26 Completed 16 Reviews

Nice easy trail. If you don't mind narrow roads to the trailhead......Whiskey Bend Road is narrow so drive slow and take your time.

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