A Year Round Adventure – Hurricane has a wonderful open summit with incredible views from the 3678′ elevation. Three trails lead to the summit, with the trailhead on Route 9N being the most popular option.
The trail climbs steeply for 0.3 miles, levels out, crosses a series of bridges across beaver swamps, an then resumes an increasingly steep climb to a junction at 2.5 miles with the final rocky approach to the right. Return down the same way.
Total hike is 5.2 miles round trip and is considered a moderate climb for the regular hiker.
The trailhead access is on the north side of Rt. 9N, 3.5 mi E of the jct. of Rt. 9N and Rt. 73 between Elizabethtown and Keene. Look for a small DEC sign marking the trailhead. Park along the road or in the lot across the road.