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Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

Parent Category: Attractions
in North
Created: 16 July 2014

Photo from Olympic Peninsula, Hurricane Ridge Visitor CenterPictures below will take you on a virtual trip around Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Enjoy the beauty of mountains!

Contact Information

Address: Hurricane Ridge Rd., Olympic National Park, WA, 98362

Phone: 360-565–3131

Official website: http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm/

Hours: May–Dec., daily 9–dusk; late-Dec.–Apr., Fri.–Sun. 10–4 (if road is open)

Overview

Photo from Olympic Peninsula, Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

The Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center is a wonderful place to start your hikes with. This is a beautiful building that provides even more beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains.

Experts say that Hurricane Ridge is the must see of the Olympic National Park. It is an easy trip that will take visitors to 5, 200 feet elevation. Numerous trails open great views on spectacular Olympic Mountains and their white glaciers, breathtaking view on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and stunning alpine meadows. Some of these trails are very easy and others are very difficult, but all of them give the opportunity to feel the real beauty of this region.

Photo from Olympic Peninsula, Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

The upper level of the visitor center features very nice and in-depth exhibits and provide great views.  The exhibits tell about Olympic Mountains’ habitats and a 20-minute orientation film can be shown on request. The lower level is known for a cafeteria and a gift shop. Educational programs and guided walks start in late June.

There are several easy routes that can be hiked from the visitor center. Many of them can be hiked with families and small kids.

Photo from Olympic Peninsula, Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

It is also great that there are of telescopes that give the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the valley and the mountains closer.

The Hurricane Visitor Center is located almost at the end of the road. Be sure to stop here and get maps, educational brochures and get help if needed.

This visitor center is open daily in summer time and on Saturdays and Sundays when the Hurricane Ridge Road is open.

 

These pictures were taken on June 10, 2014

Map:

In order to get directions, click on the map below

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Pavlo Petryshyn

Information: Marina Petrova

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