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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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NH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The drive up is beautiful, the top is amazing. Make sure you take the time to do the whole loop trail at the top. Some parts are steep (made me feel VERY out of shape) but so worth the climb. Can see literally forever in all directions. During our visit one of the two deer that were hanging around came... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Was surprised there was a road all the way to the top of the ridge, with a view that can't be put in words.

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Farmington, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great hike but a little bit harder than the signs would have you believe. Not recommended for small children. My kids ages 13, 11, 11, 7 and 4 turned around halfway

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Calgary
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's a little bit of a drive but so worth it when you get to the top. We went in August and the weather was perfect.

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Atlantic Beach, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It’s a bit of a drive up, but if you go before sunrise you’ll enjoy the solitude of the blue hour, and the sun as it begins to bathe the valleys with warm light. You’ll see the deer walking through the meadow. Then after the sun rises, photograph the flowers.

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Central Indiana
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142 reviews 142 reviews
56 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Hurricane Ridge is one of the most visited sites in Olympic National Park and now I know why. Before arriving, I thought it was just another mountain top and considered passing it by. Glad I didn't! The ridge is actually walkable, so you can walk all the way to the top and see for miles. It is accessable by average... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Worth it for the drive up and back - spectacular vistas. We weren't able to walk any of the trails, but still enjoyed the displays in the Center and the view from the lookout.

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Oz,Farfaraway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous views of the Olympic mountains, valleys and meadows. It's worth spending time here just to meditate and take in the view and fresh air, especially on a clear day. We went in September but I'm sure the meadows must be even prettier in the springtime. There are trails of varying difficulty that lead from the visitor center all around... More

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Ashland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The road up to the trail head is pretty steep. You look down and wow. We hike Hurricane Ridge. Did not see Mt. Goats, but lots of deer. We loved it. Started out in the clouds , ended up with a beautiful sunny day and great views

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hurricane Ridge is a fantastic place to visit. The drive up to the visitor's center is quite enjoyable, especially if the weather is nice. To fully enjoy your trip up the mountain, I suggest rolling your windows all the way down in order to bring the outside in and enjoy the refreshing cool mountain air.* (Please note that this will... More

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