Olympic National Park: Sunrise Ridge

Want low mileage and big views? Make a beeline to the Hurricane Ridge trailhead for this 5.6-mile out-and-back that rolls past far-reaching views on Sunrise Ridge.
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Want low mileage and big views? Make a beeline to the Hurricane Ridge trailhead for this 5.6-mile out-and-back that rolls past far-reaching views on Sunrise Ridge.

While most folks take the easy jaunt to Hurricane Hill, you’ll get instant views—without the crowds— on this neighboring ridgetop hike. The trail rolls 2.8 miles (one-way) northeast above fir-dotted meadows toward 6,454-foot Mt. Angeles. Views stretch northwest to the peaked ridgelines on Vancouver Island and northeast to the snowy Cascades. Magenta paintbrush, bistort, and lupine color the hillsides from July to August.

INFO For information on weather and current trail, camp, and road conditions, go to nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-conditions.htm.

PERMIT A wilderness permit is required for all overnight camping in the backcountry. For more details, go to nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/wilderness-trip-planner.htm

CONTACT Olympic National Park, (360) 565-3130; nps.gov/olym/

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.0

Waypoints

SUN001

Location: 47.969942, -123.497443

Hike north from the Hurricane Ridge trailhead along Sunrise Ridge.

SUN002

Location: 47.970919, -123.498162

Turn right at the T-junction.

SUN003

Location: 47.972643, -123.491671

Continue straight.

SUN004

Location: 47.979552, -123.481135

The trail rolls northeast
above fir-dotted meadows toward
6,454-foot Mt. Angeles. Views stretch northwest to the peaked ridgelines on Vancouver Island and northeast to the snowy Cascades. Magenta paintbrush,
bistort, and lupine color the hillsides from July to August.

SUN005

Location: 47.983646, -123.47223

Look southwest for views of 7,828-foot Mt. Olympus.

SUN006

Location: 47.990252, -123.461201

Klahhane Ridge Trail merges with Sunrise Ridge trail at this point. Turn around and head back the way you came. Optional: To add a 4-mile out-and-back, climb switchbacks on Klahhane Ridge Trail to the top of its namesake ridge.

SUN008

Location: 47.993181, -123.459249

At the T-junction, go right and follow Klahhane Ridge east.

SUN009

Location: 47.993971, -123.447404

Views extend across the Cox Valley to the south.

SUN010

Location: 47.999026, -123.437276

Look north to catch views of Lake Angeles. After snapping photos, turn around and head back the way you came.