Access Roads

Slide on Hurricane Ridge Road, January 2010, Photo from NPS website.

This page provides a map and list of the major access roads into the trailheads of the Olympics.

The Olympic National Park website posts the current road conditions here: http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/current-closures.htm.



Map of Major Access Roads

NPS Map modified by Steph Abegg.



Road Details


Much of this information is from the NPS.gov website referenced above.
ROAD NAME
2009/10 OPENING/CLOSE DATE
LENGTH
DRIVING SURFACE
RVS OR TRAILERS?
TRAILHEADS SERVICED
Deer Park June 10 – October 18, weather permitting 9 miles from park boundary Gravel, narrow, winding mountain road, steep in places no
Dosewallips Closed due to washout 5.5 miles outside park boundary



Graves Creek (Quinault) Year round, weather permitting 6 miles from intersection with South Shore Road Gravel, narrow, winding no
Hoh Year round, weather permitting 18 miles from Hwy. 101 Paved OK
Hurricane Ridge Summer Season: Open May 8 - Nov 1
Winter Season: Nov 21, 2009 - March 28, 2010
Weather permitting, road scheduled to be open Fri, Sat, Sun & holiday Mon (1/18, 2/15). Road open daily Dec 18-Jan 3 EXCEPT for 12/25. Road closes all other days. ALL vehicles must carry tire chains Nov 20-March 28.
Fall/Spring Seasons: Nov 2-20 and Marh 29-May 7, road may open as weather, road conditions, & staffing allow. Check www.nps.gov/olym or call 360-565-3131 for current status and conditions.
17 miles from Port Angeles Paved, winding mountain road, steep in places OK
North Fork (Quinault) Year round, weather permitting 4 miles from intersection with North Shore Road Gravel, narrow, winding OK
Obstruction Point (Hurricane Ridge area) July 2-Oct 3: Weather permitting. May close at any time due to snow.
Oct 3-18: Road may close to overnight parking at any time, or may close for the season at any time.
Oct 18-July 2: Road closed for winter season.
7.8 miles from Hurricane Ridge Gravel, narrow, winding mountain road, steep in places no
Olympic Hot Springs Rd. (Elwha) Year round, weather permitting 9.6 miles from Hwy. 101 Paved. Narrow and winding beyond Altair campground. OK
Queets Year round, weather permitting 11 miles from Hwy.101 to Upper Queets; 7 mi. to end of Lower Queets Road Lower Queets Road gravel. Upper Queets Road paved and gravel sections. no
Quinault South Shore Year round, weather permitting 13 miles from Hwy. 101 to intersection with North Shore Road Paved & gravel OK
Sol Duc Year round, weather permitting 14 miles from Hwy. 101 Paved OK
Staircase May 14-Oct 31 : Road gated at park boundary; foot or bicycle access beyond gate. 16 miles from Hwy. 101 & Hoodsport Paved and gravel sections OK
Whiskey Bend Road (Elwha) Year round, weather permitting 5 miles from intersection with Olympic Hot Springs Road Gravel, narrow, winding OK

*Table compiled by Steph Abegg. Email her at sabegg@gmail.com with any comments or corrections.
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