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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/
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Hike north from the Hurricane Ridge trailhead along Sunrise Ridge.
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Turn right at the T-junction.
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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.
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Look southwest for views of 7,828-foot Mt. Olympus.
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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.
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At the T-junction, go right and follow Klahhane Ridge east.
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Views extend across the Cox Valley to the south.
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Look north to catch views of Lake Angeles. After snapping photos, turn around and head back the way you came.