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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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Sunrise Ridge Trail
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8 Completed 3 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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Marymere Falls Trail
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13 Completed 7 Reviews

Very easy and scenic. I went in the morning and only came across a handful of people. Pretty decent size waterfall.

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Olympic Hot Springs Trail
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16 Completed 16 Reviews

Beautiful falls and a very easy hike, 5 miles seems too long though in the description. Minimal elevation gain (260 feet). There are definitely better hikes in the area, but if you have time you won't have a bad time here

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Hurricane Ridge Trail
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16 Completed 16 Reviews

For an easy/moderate trail, the views were phenomenal. The visitor center itself may suffice for many but the trail provides great views in the opposite direction. You could easily just go the first half mile or so and enjoy many of the views if you don't have enough time to do the full 3 miles. Note there was a ton of snow in June

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Olympic Discovery Trail: Port Angeles Waterfront
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail, pretty flat, few hikers/walkers/bikers. Beautiful scenery

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Sunrise Ridge Trail
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45 Completed 13 Reviews

Set out on the trail about 10:30 AM. The visitors to Hurricane Ridge weren't too thich yet and the deer seemed unimpressed with us humans. The forecast called for 80 and sunny skies, it did not disappoint. The trail is well marked except for the junctions, which could stand for a little way pointing. No obstructions, blow downs or snow to cross for at least as far as the trail junction to go to Mt Angles shoulder. For my first visit to the Olympics it was pleasant enough. Beautiful views but no water so make sure to bring at least 2L. You will spend most time exposed to the sun as my crispy arms can attest. Disappointed no Mt goats though :( Wild flowers were in bloom.

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Mount Storm King Trail
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22 Completed 2 Reviews

A strenuous pull (hiking the first 2 miles) and a rope up the last 400-500 feet in elevation to get to one awesome view of Lake Crescent! Well worth the sweat and stiff quads to get there.

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Elwha Overlook Trail
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33 Completed 11 Reviews

This trail is easy for every body

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