During summer, the Hurricane Ridge Road is open 24 hours/day, in winter season (Mid-December to Mid-April) the road is scheduled to open daily. But some years this isn’t the case. All vehicles must carry tire chains between Nov. 20 – March 31. During fall & spring Seasons, the road is scheduled to be open Fri-Sun and open on weekdays as weather and staffing conditions allow. Check www.nps.gov/olym or call 360-565-3131 for current status and conditions.
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Hurricane Ridge Winter Camping

For new winter campers, it is often wise to winter camp somewhere close to your vehicle. That way, if something goes terribly wrong, you have a quick escape route. On Hurricane Ridge, there are several places you could pitch a tent, but remember, it isn’t called Hurricane Ridge for nothing. Also, you will have to hike a bit, there is no camping right next to the parking area. I would recommend camping on Hurricane Ridge for the views during nice weather or a hellish training trip in bad weather.

The National Park Service promotes winter activities by saying the following “During the winter months, snow enthusiasts enjoy the winter scenery, along with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding. Ranger-guided snowshoe walks are offered on the weekends and are a popular way to explore and learn about the Ridge's winter environment. Weather permitting, the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club operates two rope tows and a Poma lift.”
Olympic Nat. Park
Access:
Hurricane Hill
Obstruction Point Road Peaks
Trips from the Visitors Center area
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Mount Angeles
Hurricane Ridge - lots of view with little effort
Camping on the ridge above the Visitors Center
Evening light
Mount Angeles from the ridge
View toward Olympus
Reaching the base of Mount Angeles
Climbing the slopes of Mt. Angeles
Looking down from the steep slopes of Mt. Angeles
Near the summit of Mt. Angeles but not on the summit (went back in summer via different route)
Looking out to the Strait of Juan De Fuca
Elwaha Valley
Port Angeles from Hurriane Hill area
Mount Olympus
Sunset from Hurricane Ridge
Climbing Mt. Angeles
Views from Mt. Angeles
Hurricane Ridge camp