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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  • This was our first stop as we were visiting Olympic National Park. It is a long, slow drive up the visitor's center. As the visitor's center parking was nearly full, they were slowing us up at the...  more »
  • Hurricane Ridge was our first stop on our few days at Olympic National Park and we arrived in the late afternoon. We were thrilled that the gift shop was actually open (as so many in our national...  more »
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  • 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.

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