Highway 101 circumnavigates the Olympic National Park, so just keep driving around and you’ll get to wherever you want to be, all in good time. Okay, I’ll be a little more specific . . .
To reach Hurricane Ridge from Port Angeles you need to take Highway 101 East as far as S Race St, then turn right and proceed for a little less than a mile when S Race St will become Mt Angeles Rd, then almost immediately you need to turn a slight right onto Hurricane Ridge Road. Once you’ve found Hurricane Ridge Road (was it lost?) then you need no further direction ‘cos you’re almost there and you’ll soon come across signs for the park entrance.
Hurricane Ridge runs from east to west along the northern side of the Olympic Peninsula, with Mount Olympus, at 7,965 feet, being the tallest mountain. The rugged mountains contrast with the beautiful fields of wild flowers below making it the perfect place to enjoy a summer hike, however, the weather here is extremely unpredictable and you should always be prepared for a sudden change of temperature and rain or snow.
Hurricane Ridge Road – Words of Warning
Hurricane Ridge Road is open throughout the summer, and is scheduled to remain open throughout the winter during the daytime only – weather permitting. During the winter season it’s compulsory for all vehicles to carry tire chains and always check the status of the road before you set off on your journey . . . because Hurricane Ridge Road does close sometimes due to severe snowfall and hazardous winter conditions.