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Hurricane Ridge

Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, WA
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$246*
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Type: Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Skiing
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Owner description: A 17-mile stretch of winding road through dense forests and alpine ice-covered peaks.
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

At this time of year 7 years ago there was snow on this ridge. This time you could see the glacier but there was no snow. The ridge is an awesome site. At this time of year the visitors center is only open on the weekends. The views are wonderful and the drive up was spectacular.

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Clarence, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Crisp mountain tops, gorgeous views, and a nice visitors center with information and a little gift shop. The day we went there were deer hanging out amongst the trails!

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Vancouver, Washington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are moderately fit, do take the 1-1/2 mile hike up to the Ridge for a 360 degree view. If it's not clear, don't bother, however, winds can bring the clouds in and out. The trail is mostly paved, and the last section is a bit steep, but worth it.

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Clancy, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Enjoyed the drive and picture taking along the way to the top of the lookout vista. The visitor center was very informative.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one drive that you won't regret! The trip to the top of Hurricane Ridge is pure Washington State at it's finest. Plenty of places to pull off and stretch your legs, and never disappoints year round... One suggestion, always check the Hurricane Ridge webcam (on their website) for current conditions before your visit as the cloud cover can... More

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Davenport, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was very excited to go up to Hurricane Ridge and it did not disappoint me! Simply stunning views even the drive up was filled with amazing views. We didn't have much time as night was getting close but I did't want to leave. The following morning we went back up and the winds were very strong and it was... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Well kept up. Great location, very scenic, easy access and lots of walking about. Have been there with little ones and with adults all of them enjoyed it. Any season is good to go there and enjoy. LOVE IT.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Hurricane Ridge road gives spectacular views of the Olympics as you head up toward to the Visitor Center. It is difficult to predict what kind of view youll get once you reach the top because even during the drive you may go through different weather!-If you want to be safe the visitor center does have a webcam you can check... More

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Palo Alto, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
67 attraction reviews
492 helpful votes 492 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Hurricane Ridge sits above the city of Port Angeles in Olympic National Park. From US-101, in the town of Port Angeles, it’s an 18.8 mile (45 minutes) drive to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center at Hurricane Ridge. As the name suggests it is a ridge and you can drive pretty much all the way to the crest. After parking you... More

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Massachusetts
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188 reviews 188 reviews
77 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Such a great place. Stop off at the Visitor Center before heading up the access road. In addition to info about the area, they also have a webcam showing the weather and scenery up top. The ride up is long and winding, with pulloffs offering great views. There’s a nice visitor center at the top parking area, with balcony views... More

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