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Without a doubt, the most accessible and insanely incredible hike in Olympic National Park, Hurricane Hill.

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If you don't feel up to doing a 3.1 mile hike, up 800ft of elevation gain, with a consistent uphill climb, then this hike is not for you.

But don't worry, it is a paved hike all the way to the top!

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We opted in for a late sunset hike, just as the large crowds begin to disperse.

Yes, this hike can get very crowded, at almost anytime.

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Just about the entire hike is wide open, with expansive views of the Olympic Mountains, and plenty of spots to stop and relax.

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Every direction you turn when you near the top is picture perfect, so don't forget your camera!


There are a few different trails that split from the main trail, giving you a little more unique perspective. Just remember to stay on designated trails to preserve this beauty.

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At the very top, you can see the town of Port Angeles. And on clear days, you can even see Canada!

On this day, we were graced with an inverted cloud show instead. No complaints.

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If you walk down in the dark with a clear night sky, don't be afraid, the stars will guide you!

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Or, hurry down before the sun sets and enjoy the star show right from the Hurricane Ridge main parking lot.

And even stay for sunrise! You won't be disappointed.

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PROS:

A very simple drive from Port Angeles to trailhead.

Entire hike up is paved (wheelchair accessible).

The most beautiful unobstructed views!

CONS:

Extremely crowded mid day and weekends.

It's called Hurricane for a reason, weather is wild (high wins at the top).

Besides the park entrance fee, no other cons!

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