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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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Redmond,WA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Hurricane Ridge is a great detour if you're headed to the Port Angeles area. It is an easy sealed road all the way to the visitors center at the top, where you'll have amazing views over the Olympics and the national park. Park admission fee applies.

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Lynnwood, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great place to check out. The drive is a little long but it is so worth it. We ran across at least 10 deers on our way up.

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Don't miss it! 45 min drive up.. and take your time! Bring a camera...............................Watch out for wildlife on the roads.

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Madison, Alabama
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The wind howls here. On our first trip up it was raining. Second trip, it was snowing. I thought we were nuts to go up that road in the snow, but it was beautiful. It is not to be missed. I wish we had had better weather for hiking. Maybe if you go in the summer….

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El Paso, Texas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
128 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Visit there in winter. You can get a awesome view of the snowy peaks. Bring tire chain in case of the black ice accumulated on the road.

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Alto, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A must see if you are in the park. The drive up there is almost as fun as being up there! Many snow capped peaks.

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Bremerton, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

What I didn't like: Driving a lot, uphill and downhill (to be expected) What I liked: The hikes, the atmosphere, being above the dense layer of fog, the pictures, lots of parking, etc... Everyone should visit here, unless you come in the wintertime and don't have chains and/or your car is really not meant for winter weather.

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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise. I drove up the mountain, just because I wanted the National Park Passport stamp. When I got through the cloud, I found a nice serene spot with deer and a couple of tourists. The view is fabulous.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Due to the cloud cover, we debated whether it was worth the 17 mile drive to the visitors' centre. I'm glad we went, the drive up was very atmospheric through the clouds with, unfortunately, only glimpses of the magnificent scenery. There was still pretty much full cloud cover when we reached the Visitor Centre, but as we were there decided... More

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Freeburg, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The drive up to Hurricane Ridge is wonderful but only to be surpassed by the view from up top! We were thankful the weather was permissible to go up but wished the visitors center would have been open.

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