on Dungeness Spit Trail

3 days ago

love it

So I didn’t do this trail, but I did go to this area. And when you pull in the first pull off for a scenic view on the left has an incredible sunset opportunity. The day I went there were two eagles flying above us the whole time. Also, right down the street from this rec area, if you drive down the road close to the coast, you’ll come to the end where you can take a sharp left turn down the hill. This is also an amazing view of the spit during sunset/sunrise. Enjoy!

Before you go make sure you have a good pair of holding boots, and toilet paper just in case nature calls. 5.5 out and the same back. I say this because I brought some and the person I went had had to go and we were miles out from anywhere. There is a bathroom at the light house as well as the trailhead.

We went out to the lighthouse and back on 4-20-18. The tide was out all day, so it was great to be able to explore everything, go up into the lighthouse, and not worry about getting back before the water came back in.

Loved it. Views of the Olympics, Cascades, Victoria Island and the San Juan Islands. Made it all the way out to the lighthouse. Watch the tide tables. Towards the end I was forced up into the rocky areas which is harder to walk on.

hiking
9 months ago

Really neat trail. You start in a forest before getting to the beach. There was a lot of driftwood, washed up trees, and cairns. The beach sand was packed and pebbly enough to run on. We didn’t make it out to the lighthouse, but still had fun. It was chilly in July, so bundle up. With the evening breeze I needed jeans and long sleeves when walking.

Nice, long beach walk....check the tides so that you are able to walk on sand, not driftwood, both out and back.

walking
9 months ago

A beautiful walk on the beach. 5 miles one way to the lighthouse. You can also walk on the beach in the opposite direction. You can see many seabirds. Beautiful ocean. Very romantic.

Easy and nice walking to the light house. I walked exactly 11 miles out and back.

hiking
10 months ago

Easier walk than I thought. Great family outing too.

long walk lol
but worth it !!!

walking
10 months ago

Didn't complete the entire walk to the lighthouse but whatever we did was stroller friendly, by that I mean a good jogging stroller. Didn't let our 18 month old out of the stroller because of all the driftwood on the shores. Nice views and relaxing time for all of us.

hiking
11 months ago

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great hike very scenic

walking
Friday, May 26, 2017

Beautiful views, almost got caught by the incoming tide on the way back. Had a great time.

Friday, November 25, 2016

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!

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

Have done this twice now. Always a nice time. Be aware of the weather and tides

on Dungeness Spit Trail

Monday, September 19, 2016

awesome place for memories

hiking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Perfect leisurely hike.

camping
Sunday, August 21, 2016

amazing beach hike...we even encountered a gigantic sea lion bull...he wasn't as thrilled as we were, but he let us pass...and the lighthouse is totally worth your walk!

walking
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great trail. Remember the sunscreen.

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

great walk, bring lots of water. check the tides and bring a lunch to stop at the lighthouse. and they do tours!

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Like others have said it's a good workout and deceptive due to prolonged sand walking.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

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.

Monday, June 13, 2016

This was a great trek. My knees were sore after but the lighthouse volunteers are awesome. Had a great day!

hiking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

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.

hiking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sunny.... :) Beautiful and well worth it

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

Beautiful day. Lots of wildlife.

hiking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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!

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