After Olympic National Park sustained 80+MPH winds, feet of rain and dozens of flooded river, many areas are still inaccessible for vehicle traffic. With the heavy winds and rain, roads have washed away and sustained serious damage. The areas impacted are The Quinault, the Elwha, the Sol Duc and Hurricane Ridge.
Park Officials issued a statement on Saturday, highlighting the impacted areas and offering possible timelines for repairs.
The North Shore Quinault Road and Graves Creek Road were both damaged by washouts and remain closed. The Sol Duc Road and Hurricane Ridge Road are closed this weekend due to snow, as road crew staff attend to storm impacts around the rest of the park.The Hurricane Ridge Road is scheduled to be open this Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29. Weather permitting, the Hurricane Ridge Road will be open Friday through Sunday through March 27, 2016.– Barbara Maynes, Olympic National Park
The good news is that the Kalaloch, Mora, Ozette, Hoh, Lake Crescent and Staircase areas are still open and awaiting your adventure. With free access to Olympic National Park on Black Friday, the locations previously listed are well worth the drive out. For information on where to hike and how best to explore Olympic National Park, consider buying one or all of our stunning guidebooks, or exploring our site for hiking details.