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. Put Hurricane Ridge into our Olympic National Park vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Olympic National Park.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Came here in the evening and saw beautiful snow dotted mountains. Some nice hikes where we saw marmots, deer, rabbits. Only problem was the abundance of flies in the evening. By the time the stats wer...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The drive is very pretty and the Hurricane Hill hike is a little tough - a lot of uphill and then, yes the downhill, but worth it! We saw LOTS of deer on the hill - they are very acclimated to humans,...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The hike to Hurricane Ridge is best accessed from the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center. It is not for the faint of heart . You will not be disappointed with the awesome view. Take lots of water as you ...  more »

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Where to stay in Olympic National Park

Many visitors to Olympic National Park choose to pitch a tent at one of 16 campgrounds, many of which stay open throughout the year. The park also offers a mix of lodge rooms, motel rooms, and cabins thanks to two lodges and two resorts. On the Pacific Coast, the Kalaloch Lodge stands as the most isolated of these. If you prefer to rest your head outside the park, consider staying in Port Townsend. This artsy waterside community northeast of the park offers plenty of inns and bed and breakfasts, but they fill up quickly in summer, so reserve ahead if possible. Port Angeles sits a bit closer to the park and offers more functional accommodations in the form of motels and hotels, though you'll also find waterfront inns and cottages in the area. Communities on the park's western side offer a rustic vibe, but they also take more time to get to if you're coming from Seattle.
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