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Address: Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, WA
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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Private Tour: Olympic National Park Day Trip from Seattle
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Small-Group Olympic National Park Tour from Seattle

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Fell in love with Washington

The drive is beautiful, the mountains are beautiful, the trees are beautiful...it's all beautiful. They say to have chains, but we didn't and luckily didn't need them. It's $15... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The drive is beautiful, the mountains are beautiful, the trees are beautiful...it's all beautiful. They say to have chains, but we didn't and luckily didn't need them. It's $15 per vehicle and totally worth it. There are several pull-off spots along the way to take pictures. We were already in awe at the first stop, so imagine when we got... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is totally worth the drive up the mountain and is one of the most breathtaking places I have ever visited. There were only tiny patches of snow on the slope next to the easy path up the ridge, a very unusually warm and snowless February. You can stay until the sun dips down behind the trees near the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

So gorgeous, especially when you look back and see you are above the clouds. Beautiful mountains and nice visitor center at the top and bottom. The park website says you must have tire chains in your car in the winter, but since WA has had virtually no snowfall this winter, there was no need for them. We had them in... More 

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Tigard, Oregon
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92 reviews 92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Drove up this weekend to see what we could see. Unfortunately the weather has not cooperated and there is not a lot of snow at the visitor center. However the views from the visitor center and the parking areas along the way up on the drive are awesome. There is a small snack bar and give shop on the lower... More 

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bay st louis
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117 reviews 117 reviews
35 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Just WOW WOW OMG there is no way I can tell you about this place it is just like another world looks like somethang out of a Postcard, just go once in your life. The wild dear will even let you walk up to them, no fear of humans.

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London, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
154 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Wow! This was one of the highlights of our trip to the Pacific Northwest. The views at the top were absolutely spectacular! Definitely worth the drive up, though our tiny rental car wasn't too happy;) On our first attempt up the ridge, it was so foggy we could hardly see anything- it was actually a little eerie, with no one... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The hike is quick and easy, maybe 20 minutes and kids and elderly guests will do fine. You'll be surprised at how long the drive up to the visitor center is. The deer are fed far too much, making them a curious part of the attraction. Fantastic view.

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Bellevue, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We traveled up to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park and and we had rain at ground level. The park ranger was able to look at his computer and see that the Hurricane Ridge was above the clouds. By the time we got through the clouds, the weather cleared and we could see the ferry traveling to Victoria, B.C.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If the road is open and the weather is even somewhat clear, don't miss the chance to drive up to this natural wonder. A short 20 min. drive from downtown Port Angeles, this mountain ridge has sweeping views which will take your breath away. Drive up just for the view and to see the visitor centre, or make a day... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Hurricane Ridge is nice any season of the year. We went up there last summer and got to see a mother deer and two fawns while we were hiking on one of the trails. We got so close I could have probably petted them on the head. On the way back down the road a deer got right up by... More 

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