Don't pay attention to my map drawing. The trail is an uphill 1500+ ft ( 1.6 mile to the top, 3.2 total) climb through forest. No real photo ops , but deer are plenty. The trail is well defined, but little sign of any usage. It is a good trail for keeping in shape. It ends when it reconnects to FS 2421. The TH is at 47.58322, -123.312116.
Directions are from US 101N, go west on FS 25 (N Hamma Hamma Rd)/ at 6.5 miles go left on FS 2480, cross the Hamma Hamma River/ about .2 miles go right on FS 2421. This road is rocky, steep and rough. When you get to Elk Lake TH # 805, keep going until you get to the TH on the right (past this point the road is severely washed out. There is limited parking just before the TH.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

well maintained for the most part. watch out for thorny bushes at the start. single file and a bit challenging with a 1 year old in a back carry, but doable. Beautiful pay off at the water! Steep climb on the way back. I'd put this at moderate difficulty. Though the cove is great, wear shoes for trail hiking.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun short trail. Watch out for stinging nettle at the beginning of the trail!

on Guillemot Cove Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Really fun hike with my family. We saw deer, slugs and birds. There are different trails to explore. The kids loved playing in the stump house and walking the beach.

Great for kids 3+ age preferred. Good terrain enough to feel like a hike but easy for children. Multiple ways down to the beach and back. On a nice day it is very pretty forest feel. My advice to go during low tide so must look up tide time where you can walk into the beach area during low tide. No bathrooms. Insects and small forest snakes and slugs are present within forest but nothing to worry. Overall, my family really enjoyed this hike...hope you experience it yourself and like it as well...

5 months ago

really pretty trail

Great hike for younger kids, 3-8 years had no problem. Views are beautiful, and loved that for kids it was not too difficult using access road to hike back up.

Nice trail. Also has a road that leads down you can take if you have a stroller.

scenic driving
7 months ago

Beautiful and different then any of the inland beaches but not as fun.

Nice short walk through forest and water front.

Simple but vast, moss covered trees were magnificent. Cloudy and wet day so I couldn't see the Olympics but enjoyed the stump house.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

It was a nice experience. We went to the stump house which is part of this hike.

hiking
11 months ago

We ended up walking down the access road to the cove, but then took a route through the forest on the way back up. Beautiful winter hike, and sure to be even more stunning in the summer!

one of my favorite hikes in the area. the tree house is amazingly cool.

Wonderful for hiking and camping with the family. Beautiful scenery.