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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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Oct 6, 2020
Simon Tennis
Sep 15, 2020
Sadie Gray
Sep 10, 2020
Chris Daschko
Cool spot
Sep 5, 2020
Suhyeon Hwang
Beautiful Sunset
Aug 30, 2020
Ben Sun
Arrived around 5pm, it was windy chilly and drizzling. Stunning views all around
Aug 29, 2020
Yashwanth Yadavalli
Awesome trip
Aug 25, 2020
Susann Green
Aug 4, 2020
Nick Smith

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