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Address: Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, WA
Phone Number: 3605653130
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Activities: Driving, Skiing
Description: A 17-mile stretch of winding road through dense forests and alpine...
A 17-mile stretch of winding road through dense forests and alpine ice-covered peaks.
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Great Spot for Views and Hiking

We visited Hurricane Ridge as part of our visit to Olympic National Park. It takes 45 minutes to an hour to reach the visitor's center. The center is nice, with a cafe, gift... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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St. Louis, Missouri

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was more impressed with the drive up than I was with the view at the top. It's definitely beautiful, but it didn't knock my socks off. We drove up two years ago in the beginning of September and the entire vista was enshrouded in fog. Such a disappointment. This time we had a mostly clear view, but there was... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Hurricane Ridge as part of our visit to Olympic National Park. It takes 45 minutes to an hour to reach the visitor's center. The center is nice, with a cafe, gift shop and informative exhibits. There is also a balcony offering great views of the Olympic Range. We did two hikes. The first was a short, 2 mile... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Spent 2 amazing days day-hiking in the area and enjoyed some of the best scenery I've ever experienced in my 34 years. Be warned; the trails are no joke and can be extremely difficult with the elevation change. Would suggest hiking the ridge (Hurricane Hill) only on a clear day to experience an amazing view; I hiked on a cloudy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice views all around. There is a short half mile hike. One can also do a 3.2 mile round trip hike up to Hurricane Hill. It is a little more challenging but the views along the way are worth it. Unfortunately, when you get to the top the chipmunks there have been spoiled by visitors in the past who offered... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful--you can see forever! Not much in the way of food here. We just had ice cream that we selected from their freezer--standard grocery store stuff. The drive up was breathtaking.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous 360 views around Olympic National Park. On a clear day, you could see Canada, Mt Baker, San Juan Islands, etc. It's paved almost the whole way and easy to climb. Very crowded though since it's easily accessible.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Drive up to the top and then take a family friendlY hike up the trail to the ridge, about 1.5miles with a total elevation gain of 700 feet not including the downs and ups along the way. Plan on an hour and a half going up for avg family. We encountered one couple in their 80s who made. Great views... More 

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Lakewood, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Olympic National Park is a gem and this is the crown. The drive up is beautiful and once there, what a view. There is a nice visitors center (basic, not full of amenities). The display boards which show the various animals who live in the area are a good introduction to an alpine habitat.

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Otley West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

wasn't too busy when we went, but we did leave it until mid afternoon. We saw several deer on the way up so took it easy with the drive. Plenty of areas to stop and admire the views. Once at the top we enjoyed several short walks and the views were spectacular. The drive down was slower as we had... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful drive with an amazing view!! Hard to find views like these even in backcountry hikes! It was quite busy when we went, but there are multiple simple hikes (less than a mile, some paved) that get got away from the crowds. So worth it.

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