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Hurricane Ridge, in Olympic National Park, can be reached from Port Angeles via Hurricane Ridge Rd., a roadway with a 7-percent grade. More than 5,200 feet above sea level, Hurricane Ridge features a visitor center from which there are striking views of the Olympic Mountains. Nature trails wind through the meadows, where wildflowers bloom from late June through October, and lead to views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island. A narrow gravel road leads 8 miles east along the crest to Obstruction Peak.

Naturalist programs are conducted daily from late June through Labor Day. During the ski season rentals and rope tow service are available on weekends (weather permitting). The winter use area also provides cross-country ski and snowshoe trails.

Recreational activities are permitted.

Visitor center free. Park admission, valid for 7 days, $30 (per private vehicle); $25 (per motorcycle); $15 (per person arriving on foot or bicycle); free (ages 0-15).
Visitor center open daily 9-5, mid-June to mid-Sept. Schedule varies otherwise.
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