Obstruction Point in Olympic National Park

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Obstruction Point

Obstruction Point is located in the northeast region of Olympic National Park, 24 miles southeast of the city of Port Angeles. It is the highest point cars can reach in Olympic National Park. Read More

  • Obstruction Point is located in the northeast region of Olympic National Park, between Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge. 
  • Captivating views of alpine ridges, forest, and the Olympic Mountains 
  • This viewpoint should only be accessed in winter by experienced climbers

What can I see at Obstruction Point? 

The Strait of Juan de Fuca: This is one of the best views of the pastoral farms and fields surrounding the town of Sequim and the Strait of Juan de Fuca beyond. Obstruction Point is located in the Olympic Mountain rainshadow and the surrounding ridges are predominately sparse and rocky. Mountain goats can often be spotted off the north side of Obstruction Point. 

The Olympic Mountains: Much more lush than the north side of Obstruction Point, views to the south look into the dark green evergreen forests and wildflower spotted meadows valleys of the Olympic Mountains.

Where is Obstruction Point?

Obstruction Point is located on the Grand Range between Hurricane Ridge and Deer Park, in the northeast region of Olympic National Park. Obstruction Point is approximately 24 miles southeast of the city of Port Angeles. From Olympic Highway, WA-101, drivers should turn south onto Race Street. Race Street will become Heart O’ the Hills Road/Hurricane Ridge Road. At the Hurricane Ridge parking lot turn left onto Obstruction Point Road. Obstruction Point Road is 7 miles of unpaved road, so drivers should proceed with caution.

When is Obstruction Point open?

Obstruction Point can typically be accessed during daylight hours from June - October. Obstruction Point Road closes between November and May. Experienced climbers can hike up Obstruction Point Road when the roads are closed, but only with proper equipment. The Obstruction Point Road and Obstruction Point Trail should not be attempted in fog or bad weather.

How much does Obstruction Point cost?

Visitors must pay Olympic National Park entrance fees, which are $15.00 for a week, or $30.00 for a year of access. This pass can be purchased at the entrance station of Heart O’ the Hills Road.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Olympic National Park Visitor Center Phone Number: (360) 565-3130

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