Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

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Ski and snowboard in winter or hike and camp in summer at Hurricane Ridge, a pristine site that affords all-encompassing views of the Pacific coastline. Sitting 1,598 m (5,242 ft) high in the mountains of Olympic National Park, in an intense wind zone, the ridge has unpredictable weather where it can snow any time of year. The drive along the ridge overlooks the Olympic mountain range with views of meadows and snow-capped peaks. Watch for wildlife here. Check the visitor center's information desk, which provides maps and tips regarding the park's facilities and regulations. A snack bar and restrooms are also available on-site. To visit Hurricane Ridge on your trip to Olympic National Park, use our Olympic National Park trip planner .
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  • Excellent view good parking interesting souvenirs good food 65 plus gets you in free if you have the senior state park pass  more »
  • This was our first visit here and it was magical! The drive up is not for the faint of heart or for those who do not like heights. The day we drove up, the fog was very, very heavy and it made for ver...  more »
  • Drove up from Seattle to do a few days hiking. Weather was gorgeous, after a morning of mist and drizzle. We hiked along the ridgeline toward what I think the locals said was suicide rock. I have to s...  more »
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  • What a beautiful place. We had a great time looking for the Ridge. Just like everything else out here, it's worth the drive. The Roosevelt Elk in Washington state are huge!!
  • If you get the chance to visit this place then go. It has great views into the national park as well as views out across the sea to Canada and Vancouver Island. There is a gift shop, cafe and rest rooms at the main building and car park, with numerous walks (hikes in American) leading out from the parking area.
  • Incredible drive up to the lodge. You're just snaking up the mountains which is really cool. Amazing how you can go from sea-level to 8000ft in like 20 minutes. The drive is then followed by a beautiful walk along the ridge. Beware of mountain goats. A marmot came out and said hi to us. He probably is used to being fed so he was disappointed we didn't give him anything
  • It's only one of the best views in the State and relatively easy to get to. When clear, it seems like you can see forever. Mount Olympus appears 5000 feet higher than it is. But expect it to be cloudy most of the time. Also, avoid weekends on a sunny summer day. A madhouse of tourists.
  • Such an amazing place to visit! The views can’t get any better! And there are tons of places to hike! My husband and I go every chance we get. There’re always tons of deer, and we’ve even seen owls, elk, and mountain goats! They have a lovely gift shop as well as cafe too! And the bathrooms are always clean! Great place to visit!
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