This is the classic route: a round trip up to the Hurricane Ridge visitors center and back. This is not a race, so we encourage you to go at your own pace and within your ability. It is a challenging round trip with a maximum grade of 11.2% and a thrilling downhill payoff after the climb to the top.
Strait to Summit
choose your starting point: Port angeles city pier or heart of the hills ranger station
- Ride day check-in is at Port Angeles City Pier for a true sea-level beginning. This is also the starting point for the Century.
- Cyclists who take advantage of advanced check-in (see details on the registration page) do not have to check in on ride day and can begin wherever and whenever they like.
- The road is close to motor vehicles until noon, so we ask that you be off the park road by then. Please plan your ride accordingly.
- An alternative start is at Heart of the Hills ranger station parking is very limited at this location so come early or you may be waiting for cyclists to get back down the hill to get a spot.
Strait to Summit 39.9 miles round trip. This ride begins at Port Angeles city pier, up through the streets of Port Angeles, through the entrance to Olympic National Park. Cyclists will continue up the road to the summit before heading back down, for a total elevation gain of 5,374 feet. The road into the park will be closed to motor vehicles between 7 am and noon. Download a map of the Strait to Summit route to your device:
Heart of the Hills to Hurricane Ridge 25 miles round trip. Cyclist who only want to ride on the closed Hurricane Ridge road can try to snag one of the limited parking spots at the Heart of the Hills Ranger Station that marks the entrance to Olympic National Park. From here they ride up to Hurricane Ridge visitor’s center for an elevation gain of 3528 feet, before heading back down. Parking is limited so we recommend you take advantage of early check in (see registration) so you can get there early. Download a map of this route to your device
Strava (coming soon)
Photo courtesy of Ron Eccles