Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

Must see · Scenic Drive · Hiking Trail
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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  • Ack!!! Help!! Is it my imagination or did someone, this morning, ride a bicycle up to the Hurricane Ridge summit just to write "HI!" in the snow? Here's a webcam shot!  more »
  • Hiking Hurricane Ridge was awesome. The path is paved all the way to the top. It's a bit steep, take your time and you will get to there. It was a bit hazy (due to CA fire) and fog, but we still had....  more »
  • We ended up hiking more than we planned due to the lovely views at Hurricane Ridge. Granted, the smoke and fog obliterated the farthest mountains, but the sunny day made for some healthy exercise...  more »
  • This place was pretty awesome to hike around in.
  • Way better than expected and the view was better than Mt Rainier. Easy hike for a family.
  • One of the best experiences visiting. If you are close bye traveling through it is a must stop!
  • Great views, good hiking.
  • Winding road going up or down, but the view is well worth the visit. Gets some icy track even in the early summer. It can get foggy and the corners are pretty sharp and steep, just be careful driving to and from this place.

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