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Hurricane Ridge

Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Hiking Trails
Activities: Driving, Skiing
Description: A 17-mile stretch of winding road through dense forests and alpine ice-covered peaks.
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Greenbank, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was a warm, clear day with spectacular views of the mountains and plenty of deer to oh and ah at!

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Vienna, VA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is an easy five-star place! Gorgeous views and great hiking trails. A lot of the trails run the ridges, so the climbing is not too bad and the reward vs. level-of-effort ratio is off the chart. The Klahanney Ridge Trail (I spelled it wrong, I'm sure, but it goes past sunrise point) is only 3.7 miles and the views... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Just too beautiful to describe. Take the short walk up and around the hill at the beginning of the parking lot. Views get even better!

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Southern Outerbanks of NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A must. Do not miss, and take some of the hikes. Hope you get a clear day. Goats, marmots, snow year round. Under staffed Visitor Center.

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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The ridge is the crown jewel on the western side of the Olympic national park. It is difficult to get a good spot in the afternoon due to crowds, go there early in the morning before 12 noon. April and May or after September. On the top, the scene extends miles and miles, you can see all the way to... More

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing views. We were here in August and it looked like spring. The flowers were in bloom and there was still snow on some of the other mountain peaks. There is plenty of parking at the top. There are some very easy pathways to walk around the summit that are paved. There were a good amount of bugs when... More

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Seattle
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

If you see one thing in the Olympic National Park, it needs to be Hurricane Ridge. The view is spectacular, the center has live Rangers doing talks, and the trails throughout the area show it off to it's best advantage. You might even see deer and wild mountain goats.

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Prince George, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The views are beautiful but my favorite thing about Hurricane Ridge is how comfortable the deers are being so close to humans. It's probably not a good thing for them not to be afraid of humans but it is amazing to see how relaxed they all are. It's a great feeling being on top of the world

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Colombia, S.A.
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

OK, very worth it, but please heed this advice - Get there EARLY. We arrived at the visitor's center at around 8:30 in the morning on a Saturday - a great time to step off. Things to bring - -sunblock -camera/Ipad -comfortable walking/hiking shoes -lots of drinking water -binoculars -good Sunglasses -trail mix/cereal bars -and for the love of God,... More

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Collierville, TN
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The view looks too perfect to be real! The trip up is about 18 miles of switchbacks and took us about an hour with stops for pictures. Watch out for cyclists as you drive around corners. There are plenty of pullouts for pictures. At the top, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the ridge. There are a few picnic... More

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