During our impromptu trip to Vancouver, we rented a car and headed down to Washington to visit Olympic National Park. After getting lost and then confused with switching to measuring distance in miles, we made it a little too late for any full day hikes.
If you're looking for an easy hike, Hurricane Ridge is a great place to start to get amazing views of the mountains.
Let's get started
Before you start, head to Olympic National Park Visitor Centre to grab a map, information of the different hikes or if you need a permit for a backpacking trip.
From here, head towards Hurricane Ridge. The drive over is fantastic. You'll be driving along the mountainside, so you'll come across various mountain ranges. There are spots along the way to park so you can take pictures.
Since it's a popular hike, you'll know you're there if you see an influx of people and cars.
Head up towards the trail and hike to the top of the ridge for some amazing views.
- Easy hike, 1-2 hours. It's a great hike for the family.
- Camping is on a first come first serve basis. Only Kalaloch Campground offers reservations. So keep this in mind when you go. Check here for more information about their campgrounds.
- The entrance fee is USD $7/per person. It's good for seven days, so fairly inexpensive if you're staying there for a few days.