We went out for about 2 hours as we had a sleeping little one with us. The hike down through the forest was paved and beautiful once you got the towards the water it became a steep, wide, dirt trail which wasn't horrible (or very long) but for someone who doesn't do a lot of up hill leg usage it was "feel the burn". Once down to the water the sight took my breath away with the waves crashing beautifully on the smooth rocks. It was a little difficult as the tide was coming in to trek the entire trail as you had to somewhat Time the waves and occasionally meander through the driftwood. We saw a bald eagle nested but unfortunately didn't have a large enough zoom to capture. I would definitely say go for it!
Sergio U. on Dungeness Spit Trail
awesome place for memories
great hike to the lighthouse and back, not a lot to see but it's an excellent workout. 11 miles round trip and a three dollar entrance fee the lighthouse volunteers were great make sure to check the tides before going. it's deceiving how difficult it is to walk in the sand so don't take this trail lightly
Great hike for adults and kids 10+. Make sure to bring a liter of water that you can refill at the light house. I hiked the entire 11 miles in flip flops (40 year old fit male) and had some mild soreness in my arches the next day. Our 10 year old was wining by about the 9th mile. The older kids loved it.
Completed the hike today and it was a lot of fun. I parked right at the entrance and hiked the small trail to the trail head, this had some great views of the Puget Sound. Few tips: Use sunscreen, be prepared for spots with loose sand and small rocks, and use the bathroom at the trail head.
P Y. on Dungeness Spit Trail
This trail is quite breath taking. We lucked out weather wise. We hiked earlier in the morning so the tide was a little higher and the air was a bit chilly. I would recommend packing lots of snacks, a pair of gloves depending on time of year and comfy boots or shoes because hiking on rocks and sand can be a bit difficult. The way back the tide was lower and the trail was easier to hike. There are lots of wildlife to see. We spotted 4 to 5 eagles. Two of which let us get pretty close to photograph from a respectable distance. Overall this was a beautiful hike but just remember it's about 11 miles to and from so prepare accordingly with food and proper clothing. Don't forget sunblock!