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“Beautiful but DON'T miss the rainforest or beach”
Review of Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge
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$252.13*
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Small-Group Olympic National Park Tour from...
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A 17-mile stretch of winding road through dense forests and alpine ice-covered peaks.
Reviewed November 16, 2013

It is a beautiful overlook. But I don't see HOW this is rated #1 in the Olympic National Park except maybe because it's close to Port Angeles and fairly quick and simple to get to. If you find yourself in the Olympic National Park and you miss the Hoh Rainforest or Kalaloch area and Ruby Beach ..........it would be SUCH a pity! This overlook is really nothing special compared to Yosemite or Glacier National Parks. But is it definitely worth the drive if you have time.

6  Thank Ss1959
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have been here twice. The first time it was raining and we saw nothing due to the low clouds. The second time was perfect. I have never seen such beautiful views of the mountains. This is a must see if you are in the area.

Thank SC B
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Incredible views out across the Olympic range, wonderful hiking trails, a quaint visitor center, and plenty of photo opportunities for both the surrounding landscape the wildlife. Grab a hot chocolate at the visitor center and relax in front of the snow capped mountain rage all around you - this is a great way to spend a day. When you're done hiking and taking pictures, take the short drive down the mountain to Port Angeles and enjoy some great seafood or a glass of wine looking out over the ocean - there are plenty of local establishments with good food to choose from. Well worth the drive!

3  Thank noworries2000
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Seniors? Get your National Parks Pass and come, enjoy some of the pure, exquisite views you can imagine. Many times, you'll be higher than the clouds. Or, on a sunny day you'll even have snow on both sides of the road. Variety, beauty, wildlife -- impressive! Take your camera, but when moving, keep your eyes on the road!! Stop, relax, shoot pictures! At the top, we enjoyed the walking paths, and now that there are no longer any goats, you'll not be challenged by an aggressive male in rut. We saw black bear, deer, elk and especially friendly 'camp-robbers' -- birds that would fly up and eat a cracker from our hand - ours were bird seed, and I feel a BIT guilty for giving them food (don't feed the animals) but, they're pretty tame and pretty persistent.

Watch the film and get information about required permits if you plan on hiking.

Come, witness natures' beautiful 'wild side' Recommended~~~~~

3  Thank SBruce J
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We visited in August and enjoyed the cool weather on hurricane ridge. There are few short hikes that you can take and the view up there is beautiful. There was still some snow in some places. Visit the visitor center and they have a concession stand too.

Thank jmia
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