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Hurricane Ridge

Address: Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, WA
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Type: Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Skiing
Owner description: A 17-mile stretch of winding road through dense forests and alpine...
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Type: Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Skiing
Owner description: A 17-mile stretch of winding road through dense forests and alpine ice-covered peaks.
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Augusta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The hike is quick and easy, maybe 20 minutes and kids and elderly guests will do fine. You'll be surprised at how long the drive up to the visitor center is. The deer are fed far too much, making them a curious part of the attraction. Fantastic view.

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Bellevue, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We traveled up to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park and and we had rain at ground level. The park ranger was able to look at his computer and see that the Hurricane Ridge was above the clouds. By the time we got through the clouds, the weather cleared and we could see the ferry traveling to Victoria, B.C.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If the road is open and the weather is even somewhat clear, don't miss the chance to drive up to this natural wonder. A short 20 min. drive from downtown Port Angeles, this mountain ridge has sweeping views which will take your breath away. Drive up just for the view and to see the visitor centre, or make a day... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Hurricane Ridge is nice any season of the year. We went up there last summer and got to see a mother deer and two fawns while we were hiking on one of the trails. We got so close I could have probably petted them on the head. On the way back down the road a deer got right up by... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife and I visited Hurricane Ridge in July and it was breathtaking. The road is full of switchbacks but the end is well worth the trip. We saw numerous deer, several bucks still in velvet as well as a very close encounter with a doe and a fawn, only wish we could have spent more time there.

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Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you can only see a few things in Olympic National Park, go to Hurricane Ridge. The view is breathtaking. There is a snowplay area for the kids, too. Definitely check the weather before you go to make sure it is not too overcast and cloudy to see anything. We got lucky with an only partially cloudy day. Pictures do... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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66 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Guess this is where we call the America's Alps. We got pretty lucky to see the snow mountains under sunshine with several deer around, there's a short trail take you to the back of the mountain, come here in Spring there'll be flowers around and less crowded.

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Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Absolutely fantastic experience despite the rain falling down on us. Ranger Josh was amazing, he had our children mesmerized the whole time and his knowledge of the area was great! Highly recommend this activity.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The vistas look like the backdrop to the Sound of Music! Hikes of varying lengths were well marked and not that difficult if you just pace yourself. There a nice gift shop with snacks and facilities at the base of all hikes.

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Sequim, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
3 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I have been up to Hurricane Ridge more times than I can count. Go anytime the road is open! Check the Web Cam and call the ONP info line at 360-565-3131. Check the weather forecast. All this can also be achieved by stopping at the Visitor Center in Port Angeles. Before you go make sure you plan for enough time.... More 

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