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Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, Port Angeles, Washington 98362 USA

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“Limited Access”

The visitor center burned down in May 2023. Access to Hurricane Ridge will be limited. Due to restroom capacity, the daily limit is 315 vehicles with the parking area supporting 175 vehicles at a time. Once capacity is reached for the day, the road will close to private vehicles. The park will monitor the entry system and make adjustments as needed, including to daily vehicle capacity.

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Reviewed by
smitty93

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
August 04, 2023
Rated

Be aware that due to a fire that destroyed the visitor center in May 2023, strict visitor limitations are in effect - per the NPS website: Access to Hurricane Ridge is limited. Due to restroom capacity, the daily limit is 345 vehicles with the parking area supporting 175 vehicles at a time.

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Reviewed by
Anna Hider

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May 31, 2018
Rated 5.0

Bit of road construction going on as of late May 2018, but nothing major. Didn't have time to stay and hike, although Hurricane Hill looked great. Drive was really not as windy or as narrow as I feared. Oh, and be on the lookout for wildlife. I saw a bear and it was really neat!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Tasha Tupa

  • 14 Reviews
  • 21 Helpful
October 09, 2014
Rated 5.0

Beautiful views!
We missed our ferry to Victoria and had time to kill til the next one. I see it as a happy accident because we wouldn't have driven to Hurricane Ridge otherwise. It's worth it

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
aphils

  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
August 22, 2014
Rated 5.0

Spectacular views of the mountains to the South and San Juan de Fuca to the north. Take the easy trails -- we saw deer and marmots.

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Reviewed by
Wes Stanton

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 06, 2023
Rated 4.0

The Visitor Center burned down in the winter of 2022-2023. The road is still open, but the only restroom facilities are a row of port-a-potties. Immaculately clean, but still ... . In addition to metering the vehicles heading up from the park entrance station, due to parking lot capacity, there is a daily limit of 350 or so vehicles, due to port-a-potty capacity. On a summer weekday, we were in a long line around 10 a.m., and soon thereafter they closed the line for the day.

Amazing views. Amazing wildflowers on the way up. Not a good road for trailers or big rigs.

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  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 10, 2023
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Question: is it closed now? I heard they had a fire in May.

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Reviewed by
Adrock

  • 11 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
March 26, 2022
Rated 5.0

Our family really enjoyed Hurricane Ridge! There certainly was plenty of snow up there. While planning our trip, we were intending to do the cool trails out to the Sunrise View Point, but the snow was too deep and you would need snow shoes during this time of year (March). After talking with the park rangers, the area is converted into a skiing area during the winter months. They did advise you could do parts of some trails, but it would be difficult. The views were breathtaking at the top. ***DO NOT*** get discouraged while driving to the top if it is foggy down below. You will drive through fog and eventually it clears up at the top. The park rangers are extremely friendly and helpful inside of the building at the top. The hot chocolate was fantastic! Lastly, this area is very cold and windy. Dress accordingly. Your hands will freeze without gloves. Enjoy!

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Reviewed by
MichaelDeighton

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  • 0 Helpful
March 21, 2016
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Only one more weekend for winter skiing at Hurricane Ridge.
Reopens on April 30th for summer season

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Reviewed by
Diana Fein

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  • 8 Helpful
July 24, 2015
Rated 5.0

Beautiful drive up to a beautiful area! We saw deer and marmots on the trails and really enjoyed the sights!

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Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center

Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center
Port Angeles, Washington
98362 USA
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  • Sun, Mon, Wed - Sat: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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