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Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park Washington

Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. Approximately 18 miles (29 km) by road from Port Angeles, the ridge is open to hiking, skiing, and snowboarding and is one of the two most visited sites in the Olympic national park (along with the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center). In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year. At an elevation of 1,598 meters (5,242 feet), Hurricane Ridge offers views of mountains, wildflowers, deer, black bear, marmots, and other wildlife.
Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center
Hurricane Ridge Rocky Peak
Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park
Hurricane Ridge Easy Trails

During summer season, a hike to Hurricane Hill on a clear day can offer a 360-degree view, north across the Straits of Juan de Fuca to Victoria, Canada or the southern view of the glacier clad Mount Olympus. While walking the hiking trail view sub-alpine flowers like lupine, Indian Paintbrush and avalanche lilies. Be listening for the whistle of a marmot, which are frequently seen and heard in this northwest Washington area. Whistle back to the marmot and he will whistle back to you.
Hurricane Ridge Wild Animals
Olympic Marmot Hurricane Ridge

Directions to Hurricane Ridge
Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park is only 18 miles south of Port Angeles.  These are some of the most scenic miles you will ever drive.
Hurricane Ridge Scenic Drive
Hurricane Ridge Washington State
To reach Hurricane Ridge from Port Angeles we need to take Highway 101 East as far as S Race St, then turn right and proceed for a little less than a mile when S Race St will become Mt Angeles Rd, then almost immediately you need to turn a slight right onto Hurricane Ridge Road.

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