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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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Moab, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I drove to Hurricane Ridge. The views from there were so awesome--looking at the many snow topped mountains. Visitor Center was very welcoming to travelers. There was wildlife-mule deer and mountain goats-close by for viewing. If you have the time and desire, the best part of Hurricane Ridge was the 1.6 mile hike to Hurricane Hill. The... More

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Belmont, CA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We lucked into a clear day in July, with snow capped peaks all around and Blue Bells of Scotland dominating the mix of wild flowers that painted the hillsides. After a short ranger talk, we chose the Hurricane Hill trail and spent the next few hours trudging up the fairly steep trail, with frequent stops to admire the scenes (and... More

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Toledo, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Standing at the visitor center overlook on a clear day is very special! We were looking for Julie Andrews to come running through singing. I was driving and had no problem with the roads or the climbing, but my brother expressed an unnerving lack of control as passenger. If your bothered by such things Id recommend working out a deal... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We drove to the top on a clear day...for Washington. Lot's of clouds on the way up but it cleared off nicely. We thought we were prepared but forgot our rain jackets in the car so we couldn't finish the hike to the top. Visitor Center with history of first hike to summit Mount Olympus was pretty cool.

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Apopka, Florida
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275 reviews 275 reviews
173 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We drove up Hurricane Ridge on a cold day with some rain but the views were still awesome. I was the 28th May and there was still snow all around. Driving to the top the views were spotty but on a clear day it will be awesome.

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South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Go here. And oh yeah, pay your taxes. This area is an excellent example of why the federal government deserves our money;

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Calgary
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Amazing views and a beautiful hike! Nowhere else in the world can you see Olympic Marmots up close in their natural habitat! We saw first hand why this attraction is #1 ... It deserves to be!! It is a steady uphill climb for 1.6 miles (700 foot elevation grade) but the path is well maintained and there are places to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Although this was just about the only place we had to pay to see the forest, it was without question worth the day pass to drive up the mountain through the clouds and emerge into a field of fresh lilacs, at the feet of the snowcapped majesties. A parking lot and visitor center offered bathrooms, refreshments and a orientation map,... More

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's been over two decades since we last visited Hurricane Ridge. We brought the girls, 10 and 13, this time for a little hiking and sightseeing. The 360 degree views from Hurricane Hill are well worth the short hike and gain in elevation. We also hiked the Cirque Rim Trail to the "Mount Angeles lookout" which was also nice. Both... More

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SoCal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Maybe we just were here on the right day but do not miss this if you are in Port Angeles or anywhere close. The drive from Port Angeles was along a flower lined mountain highway. At the top, the meadow was full of flowers. A few does were wandering around and a couple of fawns came out too. In the... More

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