Sunrise Ridge Trail

Whiskey Bend, Washington

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Sunrise Ridge delivers the same jaw-slacking views as Hurricane Hill, but without the asphalt and crowds. Chances are also good that on Sunrise Ridge you’ll encounter some resident wildlife, especially in the morning. Deer, bear, coyote, and the ubiquitous chipmunk all make themselves at home along this delightful trail. And wildflowers—they grow in profusion, from magenta paintbrush, to spreading phlox, penstemon, lupine, bistort, and larkspur. When your nose isn’t glued to the ground admiring a myriad of blossoms, your eyes will be strained from scanning the horizons.
Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

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Day Hiking: Olympic Peninsula - 2nd Edition

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Sunrise Ridge delivers the same jaw-slacking views as Hurricane Hill, but without the asphalt and crowds. Chances are also good that on Sunrise Ridge you’ll encounter some resident wildlife, especially in the morning.

Deer, bear, coyote, and the ubiquitous chipmunk all make themselves at home along this delightful trail. And wildflowers—they grow in profusion, from magenta paintbrush, to spreading phlox, penstemon, lupine, bistort, and larkspur. When your nose isn’t glued to the ground admiring a myriad of blossoms, your eyes will be strained from scanning the horizons.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Whiskey Bend
Distance: 5.2
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Season: Mid-June to October
Trailhead Elevation: 5,200 feet
Top Elevation: 5,500 feet
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Olympic National Park
Local Maps: Green Trails Elwha North-Hurricane Ridge, No 134S, Custom Correct Hurricane Ridge
Driving Directions: Directions to Sunrise Ridge Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2009
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A well used trail and going from Hurrican Ridge to Kahalane Ridge switchback down to road is recommended for first timers. other way or to and from Sunrise Mt.. it is steep most of way back Lots of great vista in many directions. Day was not crystal clear and still could see Straits of Juan De Fuca. Good hike.



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