Beach Trail via Fireweed Road

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Beach Trail via Fireweed Road is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sequim, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 393 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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horseback riding

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beach

forest

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wildlife

Users have reported that the trails are not marked well. This hike is through an undeveloped Washington State Park near Diamond Point on the Miller Peninsula between Discovery Bay and Sequim Bay on the Olympic Peninsula. Except for the final mile, or so, as the trail goes down to the beach, it is on old logging roads. You should see blooming Western Rhododendrons along the trail in May. Beautiful forest of second growth Douglas fir and western red cedar with lush undergrowth of salal, ocean spray, and other typical Pacific Northwest plants. The beach is totally undeveloped with views of Protection Island. It is very rocky, and at high tide the beach is difficult to walk. We saw an immature bald eagle, pigeon guillemots, and black oyster catchers at the beach.

Buddy no real good place to park other than that A nice easy dog friendly hike.

hiking
2 months ago

nice trails for hiking even better for biking,must bring mountain bike back

hiking
6 months ago

Looked like the trailhead started at Aerospace PVT road by Fireweed road but no parking so went back to State parking area purchased Discovery pass. Walked up around the loop dodging horse chips and Diamond point East trail and switchbacks uphill. Lots of mushrooms. A few roots and stones. Saw a tree frog and some bugs. Got to the Fireweed road which was easy. To the beach trail. Lots of alder and ferns. Made good time back to the road and to the loop trail. Confused by the sign as it pointed us back the trail for parking. Took a wrong turn towards the other residential road realized we needed to track back to where the restrooms were on the map. Returned to the parking lot. Peaceful and not many others. We walked 7 miles but I think it's closer to 6 mikes.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is 3.5 miles from the gate, however it’s about the same distance to get to the gate so more like 7.5 miles. Best place to access trail is from the state park (pass required) instead of the directions on this app. The trail is lovely and interesting. Lots of adorable little frogs.

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muddy
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiked this yesterday,nice mountain biking trail

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muddy
9 months ago

This is a dog friendly trail that is easily accessed from the road. Several different trail choices so you can change it up if you visit frequently.

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muddy
10 months ago

nice little hike. not much for views

Sun Dec 30 2018

Great experience. Will do again.

hiking
Sat Oct 13 2018

Pretty easy trail, but does have a couple steep hills. Lots of horse droppings and a couple of muddy spots. The weather was 60 and sunny. The views from the beach were amazing. Our hike totaled 5.9 miles walking the diamond point trail in and out.

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Fri May 04 2018

Great hike! Didn't feel like 9 miles until we got back to the parking lot. New trail markers are easy to follow. The beach is pretty rocky so I suggest wearing something with ankle support. I have walked this trail and ridden horses on it. I personally love the Pacific Madrona trees and big ferns growing everywhere! It's definitely a good hike to start with if you're use to long ones.

Fri Apr 27 2018

Great hike. Tracked my distance from the new state park parking lot, right past cat pond rd, 9 miles round trip. And that was also heading east down the beach to the state park boundary and back. The beach is all rock so that part is a little tiring. Trail markers are new and easy to read. Need a discovery pass to park at parking lot or $10 for a temp day pass.

Wed Sep 06 2017

Definately not marked very well and it was longer than we expected. I should have read all the reviews first to know that it was NOT 3.4 miles out and back from the beginning but from the locked gate. Very beautiful and relaxing though. I will know where to go the next time we are here.

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Sat Sep 02 2017

I've finally figured out how to find the beach. It's a bit tricky due to poor signage. Never found Thompson Spit though. Great view of boats and Protection Island. Lots of mosquitos in this area, don't forget bug spray!

Sun Aug 27 2017

Nice trail, they need to be marked a bit better

hiking
Sun Aug 13 2017

This is a pretty good little hike once you find it the address on AllTrails leads you to a locked gate and the map shows the trail starting at that spot.. you have to park at a lot and meander 1.2 miles too far he start of the trail.. I would suggest to download the map and use it as there are many unmarked roads trails you can end up on. We ended up coming out on a different trails down the road .5 miles but we made it back thanks to the downloaded map.

Wed Jul 19 2017

Great hike with gorgeous scenery.

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Thu May 04 2017

This trail was really pretty and parts of it were great. Unfortunately my map reading skills let me down so I started over a couple times and never actually found the end. Also, there was a man who gave an uneasy feeling and convinced me to cut the hike short.

hiking
Sat Oct 01 2016

Firstly, the new trailhead starts about half a mile back on Diamond Point Road at the state park parking lot. All Trails' driving directions will take you to a locked gate, so turn around and head back from there. There are many new trails now - we took Trailhead Loop to Diamond Point Trail to Aerospace Road to Discovery Trail because it looked like there would be a viewpoint. Wrong. Next time we'll go up to the Beach Trail. If you want to follow All Trails' trail map, it starts at the intersection of Fireweed Road and Aerospace Road. Forest seems mostly like new growth with a lot of ground cover, but it was still a beautiful hike.

hiking
Sat Mar 05 2016

Very easy for the beginner hiker. Walked it 02-27-16, there are now posted maps at ever trail split, so it is very easy to follow.

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Fri May 01 2015

Beautiful hike through the woods! The trail is very straightforward, though the spit is a little further down from where the trail meets the beach than I wanted to hike. The beach is very rocky and slow to walk on and we were low on time, so we didn't go that far down the beach. Also, we ran into only two other groups on the whole hike. It felt very lonesome and isolated, but wonderful.

hiking
Sat Apr 28 2012

Beautiful trail, the previous reviewer is very accurate in needing a map or GPS, SEVERAL off trails that could get confusing to anyone who hasn't hiked the path before.

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Sun Apr 01 2012

Pleasant trail thru the woods to the beach... a map or GPS would be good to have unless you are local as there are many offtrails on the route and in the area

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