Description - The Hurricane Ridge General Forest Area includes two visitor centers: the main visitor center in Port Angeles and a smaller one at Hurricane Ridge within the park boundary. Other attractions within the Hurricane Ridge area include the Heart o'the Hills Ranger Station and nature trail. A campground also lies at this park entryway and several trails begin from the area.
- The Hurricane Ridge Road is a scenic and winding thoroughfare that leads into the park then follows Hurricane Ridge westward to the visitor center of the same name. At this developed area you'll find several trails and a picnic area. Leading southeastward from the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is Obstruction Point Road. This secondary park road leads to a trailhead from which many backpacking trips have begun. Throughout the Hurricane Ridge General Forest Area visitors can admire expansive views north to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and south to the heart of the Olympics.
Recreation - In this northern area of Olympic National Park visitors will find a variety of activities, including camping, viewing exhibits, studying nature, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, scenic driving and viewing scenery. During the winter months lifts access terrain for snowboarding and skiing at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center.
Climate - The northeastern corner of Olympic National Park lies in the rain shadow of the mountains, making it one of the driest areas in the park. The difference in plant communities is visible as you hike through the region with lush plant growth on northern aspects of the area and drier southern facing hillsides.
Hurricane Ridge lies in the northeastern corner of Olympic National Park. It encompasses Hurricane Ridge Road, Obstruction Point Road and Deer Park Road. This area is easily accessible from Port Angeles and the Olympic Highway.