This is one of the most beautiful areas in Washington. It's quite the drive from Seattle at about three and a half hours, including the ferry ride but it's definitely worth it. The drive there has a lot to stop at on the way so you can break up the drive to make it easier. Hurricane Ridge is one of the few beauties you can drive right up to. Hiking into a destination is fun, but not always feasible. This allows you to drive right up to the views. There are a bunch of trails in the area for hiking. Some of which, are paved and pretty easy for beginners and those of us not in the best shape. You have to do the hike to Sunrise Point. It has the classic spine looking trail that's a just breathtaking. There's also a visitor center with a cafe and souvenirs.