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Address: Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, WA
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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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Outrageous views but you have to work for them

My Apple map app took us astray out of Port Angeles, leading us to a gravel road in the back woods near Lake Crescent. Switching to the Google map, we finally found our way. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I can see where it could be spectacular but we couldn't see much due to haze that the ranger said was smoke from a fire 25 miles away. The ranger was friendly, the hike we took to Sunrise Pt (I think it was called) was not too strenuous. We ate lunch sitting on benches and wishing the view had been... More 

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Florida
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My Apple map app took us astray out of Port Angeles, leading us to a gravel road in the back woods near Lake Crescent. Switching to the Google map, we finally found our way. We discovered it’s really a straight shot up the mountain if you just follow the road signs out of town! We were interested in a day... More 

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Houston, Texas
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was a superb vantage point to see an immense arc of the Olympic peaks. There are also several trails that will take you to other viewpoints where you can additionally see the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Dungeness Spit and Mount Baker, almost a 360 degrees around scene. Fabulous!

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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The rangers are excellent! there are lots of choices for hikes. the one to the ridge is challenging to the regular joe. We did see marmot, deer and a goat. The view from the parking lot is spectacular. worth the drive just for that. you don't even have to get out of the car. Very alpine. snow capped mountain range... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Pics do not do it justice. The views are amazing, but I think to see the best views and possibly see some extra wildlife, get out of the parking lot and onto some of the smaller trails around the center. The trails are easy for anyone and decent shape and will give great views of the Straits and other mountains.

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La Grange, Illinois
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Majestic sights - snow capped mountains on one side and water and Seattle on the other with lots of wildlife off in the distance. Went at sunset and although it was a mid level hike on groomed trails about 1.5 miles up from the last parking lot it was so worth the effort. Our family will have it in our... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit Hurricane Ridge, I hear Julie Andrews belting out "The Sound of Music" in my head. It's that breathtakingly beautiful. Just like the Austrian Alps (at least what I imagine them to be). The skyline is stunning, whether sunny or cloudy. We even come in the winter to go sledding. Deer walk right up to you. You... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The visitor's center is very helpful so stop there first. There are a variety of hikes from a .5 mile nature walk to 8+ mile day hikes. We did the nature walk and up to Sunrise Point (3 miles round trip). It was lovely! The Sunrise Point trail has some steeper inclines so make sure you have water and good... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived just in time to hear a park ranger share their insight about the area. It was very informative. There were several deer running around the area. We took a short walk (less than 1 mile) and there were beautiful views all around. Time wise, I think we were there about an hour. There are rest rooms and a... More 

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Sammamish, Washington
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot to star discovering Olympic National Park; at least, it was for us! You access Hurricane Ridge by car which makes it great if you want to take elder people or small kids. The views from the Visitor Center are fabulous!. There are some small trails you can access from there. We were so lucky to... More 

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Address: Address: Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympic National Park

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