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Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Life at Hurricane Ridge is shaped by wind and snow. Winds gusting over 75 miles an hour hammer the ridge, lending the name "Hurricane." The 30-35 feet of snow that falls annually lingers into summer, shaping life year-round. Its weight challenges trees; its persistence maintains open meadows. As you explore, look for evidence that snow truly sculpts this landscape.

On the Road: The road is open throughout summer. During the winter season, the road is scheduled to be open Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays, weather and road conditions permitting. All vehicles must carry tire chains during the winter season. Check the road status before coming by calling (360)565-3131 (recorded message).

Family Friendly: Kids will enjoy the views as much as you will!

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Sarah Baker

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Jan 13, 2019
Ji-yeon Hong
Nov 18, 2018
Mai Tran
Nov 12, 2018
Jeff Brown
Sep 1, 2018
Mark Gordon
Aug 22, 2018
Zhong Miao
Aug 20, 2018
Yikai Lin
Aug 12, 2018
Swapna Sugunendiran
The drive to Hurricane ridge is beautiful and the ridge itself, a short & easy hike, is very pretty! Mt.Olympus is visible on a clear day!
Aug 2, 2018
Christina Brogdon

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