Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

#1 of 17 in Scenic Drive in Washington State
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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  • What spectacular vistas for 360 degrees of marvelous. It's a great road trip in and up, it was a gorgeous day. Crowds manageable.  more »
  • Hurricane Ridge is AMAZING. Awesome views. Most of the trails are fully paved and easy walks and GREAT views. While the temperatures are relatively pleasant, the sun is bright and limited tree...  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.

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