Twanoh State Park, situated on the shoreline of Hood Canal, features one of the warmest saltwater beaches in Washington state. This is because Hood Canal is one of the warmest saltwater bodies in Puget Sound. The 182-acre marine, camping park has 3,167 feet of saltwater shoreline. The name of the park derives from the Native American Twana tribes, better known as the Skokomish, who made their home in the area.

13 days ago

This was an excellent trail, clear path. Probably will do it again soon.

loved it! Plenty of room for everyone!

hiking
2 months ago

Did this one by myself on a sunny Sunday afternoon. It was a great haunt to end my Sunday!

hiking
2 months ago

nice little walk...totally great way to start the day.

3 months ago

beautiful creek along the first part and slight incline . then levels off and starts to descend.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a really nice trail. Some elevation climb at the beginning. I needed to take a couple short breaks to catch my breath, but there are benches along the path to sit on. Trail is well kept. You do need a state park pass for entry, and parking can be a bit busy during camping season. There is a campsite nearby. Took my dog and she liked it too!

hiking
3 months ago

Not bad, quiet during the week. Nice Creek sounds.

hiking
6 months ago

Decent trail for a quick hike in the rain.

7 months ago

Easy-ish beautiful trail. A little muddy right now, but otherwise well maintained. This is the first hike my partner and I have attempted since he broke his ankle. We couldn’t do the whole trail as there are quite a few little inclines, but we will definitely attempt this one again when he’s healed.

7 months ago

I wasn’t impressed with the trail , love the beach and picnic areas though, maybe my favorite

hiking
7 months ago

Nice, quiet hike on a windy day (no wind on the trail). Trail conditions very good with only a few muddy spots, still some patches of snow from earlier in the week. No real views of Hood Canal (a couple glimpses) - most of the hike is solitude which makes it so special.

nature trips
7 months ago

Gorgeous creek, nice walk. Worth taking the time. Plenty of benches to stop and have a snack or picnic.

hiking
8 months ago

Very easy, beautiful and relaxing. Great 2 hour walk through a peaceful and totally quiet forest.

walking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

When you want to get out, but need an easy walk, this is the trail.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great hike for kids!

hiking
Sunday, March 12, 2017

nice little walk very beautiful park.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

It was beautiful. Not many others on the trail. It started to snow a bit. lots of dead salmon in the creek, that was sad and stinky at the end.

hiking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

The best part was watching the Salmon go upstream. The trail along the river was nice.

hiking
Thursday, September 08, 2016

Easy hike that's perfect for a senior dog. It was extremely peaceful and quiet on the trail, just saw about 4 other parties while we were there. One thing that is left out of the description is the ending descent (which lasts for about 10 minutes) is pretty steep, with loosely packed gravel. It makes it pretty slippery to walk on and in fact, my friend did slide and fall when she tried to stop my dog from going after a squirrel.

I would recommend that you do the hike backwards and start off the with the steep hill, instead of ending with it. So instead of taking the designated trail head, use the access road entrance, which is directly off of the parking lot. Afterwards, we crossed the street and checked out all the people digging for clams and oysters.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

This is a nice walk. Not really a hike but the trail is well maintained and it's a nice hour or so spent in the woods. Not much in the ways of views but it's really pretty forest nonetheless. Good for an easy wintertime walk or a mild simmer stroll.

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Nice trail to take children on. It's steep enough from 1/2 to 1 mile marker that it slows them down. Well maintained.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Very simple

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

short little hike up hill along Twanoh Creek. Pleasant enough for a family hike especially if you are camping at the State Park near the trail head. Went on labor day 2015 and had the trail to ourselves

hiking
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I was not impressed with this trail. There was no such view of anything at all, except trees. The terrain was poor. On the hike I noticed that there was no one else on the trail. The trail seemed very short and had many bushes growing over and on the trail (Poorly maintained). I would not recommend this trail.

hiking
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Nice hike if you go right at the split and take the squiggly path up(you'll see on the map when ya get there. It is a quicker elevation gain that what the left side seemed on the way back. Wasn't very busy but it is right off a nice looking little camp ground so could imagine it getting busy from time to time.

hiking
Friday, September 10, 2010

Twanoh state park is a beautiful little piece of the southern Hood Canal. The hiking trails go up the hill to the south, providing (occasionally) some really nice looks out onto the canal.

The trail follows a stream (not sure which), and when we went (I'm not exact on the date) we had the pleasure of witnessing the salmon swimming upstream to spawn. If you have a chance to hike this trail at just the right time, it's a truly amazing experience- though, honestly, a little depressing. Lots of dead salmon!

After a bit, the trail veers off more into the woods, with lots of huge trees and other flora, but not much in the way of wildlife or birding. There are occasional benches to rest, and the trail seemed fairly well kept.

At the time we went, it was basically empty- we ran into one other family hiking. If you go during the summer, however, expect the park in general to be hugely crowded- I'm not sure how much of them would be hiking, though.

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