Hiking Olympic National Park
by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
© 2015 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
From the parking lot you gain 680 ft to the summit of Hurricane Ridge, but when you take the trail down to Lake Mills you will drop 5,310 ft. The first 2 miles of the drop is along a ridge with great views of Mt. Angeles and Mt. Carrie with the Olympus Massif just behind it. When you come to the end of the ridge you will catch your first look of Lake Mills Over 4,000 ft below you. The trail is easy to follow except when you are entering the tree line. You will come upon scrub brush 6'-8' ft tall just before you enter the trees. Stay left of the scrub on what looks like a deer trail. This hike ranks 4 stars for the views and once you are off of over populated Hurricane Ridge its like having the Olympics to yourself.
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