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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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Seattle, Washington
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123 reviews 123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The last time my wife and I visited Hurricane Ridge was on our honeymoon 40 years ago (1974). We visited again today, a little grayer and a little heavier, but still happy after all these years. We did the Hurricane Hill hike (3.2 roundtrip) and enjoyed that a lot. What views!

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We live in Maine and this area was similar with the logging and the changeable coastal weather. The road up there was very well maintained and the visitors center was well appointed. The mountains are truly majestic and the towering pines and fir trees are almost unbelievable. It was beautiful beyond compare. Dress warmly and bring a hat. The wind... More

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Bear, Delaware
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

I actually reviewed Hurricane Ridge when reviewing the visitor center there. Without repeating myself too much I will say ... wind wind wind! The views even in bad weather are excellent so take a rain jacket ( not umbrella) and go explore. Keep an eye on the young ones because of steep hillsides. Food and bathrooms at visitor center and... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Great drive to a beautiful spot. Views are excellent. Not a lot of places to drive. As senior citizens, not an awful lot to see.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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317 reviews 317 reviews
142 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

On our way up the road, a deer jumped the fence and walked up to our car, so I suspect that some visitors have been feediing the wildlife. Nice drive up. We went early and enjoyed getting up to the top before the crowds arrived. We did a short hike up on the ridge (dogs are not allowed on nat'l... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I'm a midwest girl so I don't like scary mountain roads. The drive to Hurricane Ridge is a breeze. Although it is only 5242 in elevation when you reach the top it's an impressive view. There are trails, restrooms, food and a gift shop. I have been here later in the fall when the road was closed due to snow.

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Victoria, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
43 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Hurricane ridge is a great way to see the vastness of the olympic peninsula's mountains. Looking the other way you can see Canada's southwest coast. There are a couple of short walks on paved trails. It's worth a visit.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nice visitor center with large gift store and food available. There are a variety of hikes of all levels to explore. We did the most popular Hurricane Ridge hike and the views were gorgeous. There are some steep portions towards the end but not that difficult if you take your time. Saw a marmot on the trail who seemed to... More

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

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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