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Hurricane Ridge Trail

Port Angeles, WA

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The trail is located near Port Angeles, WA. It begins 1.5 miles beyond the Hurricane Ridge visitor's center at the end of the road. The trail is usually snow free from July through September. One of the best places in Olympic National Park to see the Olympic marmot.

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Marymere Falls Trail
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105 Completed 11 Reviews

I have hiked to several waterfalls in Washington (I'm closing in on 100) and even though Marymere Falls may not be the best in Washington (though still in the upper tier) the trail to the falls certainly makes up for any shortcomings in scenery and features alone. First, when you begin the hike you hug the beautiful Lake Crescent, which is worth a stop, look and pictures alone. Then as the trail wraps around Highway 101 you experience an old growth rainforest, though not as impressive as the Hoh, you also don't have to drive all the way over there to experience it. The trail is relatively flat and easy until you near Marymere Falls and the trail jumps to medium in difficulty as you climb your way up a few switchbacks to the base of the falls and viewing area. Overall, I would and will do this hike again and have already recommended it to family and friends. A fun hour and a half to two hours (because I take a lot of pictures) spent.

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Olympic National Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

this hike is easy to navigate and such a joy to hike its not to long and not very hard at all and theres a spot where the wall has pictures made by spray paint which are neat to see but the most beautiful thing is nature show of life

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Lake Angeles Trail
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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Took trail in late October. It was raining when we started and turned to snow on the way up. When we reached the Lake there was several feet of snow on the ground and several inches of fresh powder. The clouds opened up let the sun through, awesome views for pictures

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Humes Ranch Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a great and easy day hike. If you keep going along the Dodger Point trail for a mile and a half or two past Hume's Ranch then you can make a stop at the scenic suspension bridge 1000 ft above the Elwah.

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Barnes Creek Trail
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23 Completed 11 Reviews

We enjoyed the this trail. Quite a few blowdowns and some places along the trail were pretty narrow and with all the rain recently it was obvious some of the trail was washed away. If you have fear of heights these places could be a little challenging....mountain slope on one side and pretty steep inclined slope down to the creek..
Otherwise it's a good hike.

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Sunrise Ridge Trail
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129 Completed 68 Reviews

I have been to Hurricane Ridge several times, but this was my first time snowshoeing in the area. There are several trails interconnecting from the lodge - the High Ridge/Sunrise Point trails head northeast towards Mt Angeles. The snow covered mountains and trees were gorgeous. The road which is only open Fri-Sun in the winter (weather permitting) was snow free. Note, they have a sign at the NP entrance that carrying chains is required. There was no need to chain up but I guess they want people to have them as an emergency. Knowing the weather can be unpredictable up top I got there early. Hurricane Ridge was above the clouds when I arrived but by noon the low clouds had risen and the views were partially blocked. It may have cleared later in the afternoon after I left. If you don't have snowshoes or skis you can rent them at the lodge. The views might be slightly better from the top of the Hurricane Hill trail but pretty much any of the trails along Hurricane Ridge offer breathtaking views of the Olympic mountains to the south and the open sea to the north.

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Marymere Falls Trail
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17 Completed 4 Reviews

I have done this hike now on two seperate occasions while I visited my fave place in the world - the Olympic National Forest - and I just love this hike. It is easy and only requires a water bottle. If you really want to get into the forest without strenuous activity, this is the perfect hike. I took my 6 year old with me on the second run and he did fine. A lot of people on this trail but still worth it. And Marymere Falls is beautiful. I got a lot of pretty photos of the sun coming through the canopy of trees (yes sometimes it's sunny in Wa!). Great quick hike - in and back only about an hour.

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Mount Angeles
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

We took a summer hike. Nice ridge top areas, primitive trail to the backside, and plenty of well traveled areas for types.

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Madison Falls
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Very easy and very short hike. The leaves were starting to turn and it was beautiful. The park was closed because of the federal shut down but that didn't interfere at all on this one.

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Hurricane Ridge Trail
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23 Completed 14 Reviews

This trail was the first 'real' hike I ever did as a kid and it set the bar pretty high for all other hikes. :-) The views are unreal and not to be missed.

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