Dungeness Spit Trail

MODERATE 93 reviews

Dungeness Spit Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sequim, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
150 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wildlife

no dogs

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge provides a great place to check out waterfowl and seabirds on the coast. First things first: this is an epically long hike on sand. It doesn't appear to be so bad from the start, but the spit is deceptively long. That said, it's a great way to spend a nice day. The nice part is that you can turn back at any point, there are no monumental landmarks along the way that you'll miss if you don't make the end. That doesn't mean there is nothing to see, however. The beach is a combination of fine sand and large cobbles - with enough variation in color and composition to keep it interesting. There are plenty of cairns constructed, seemingly, just for the sake of building cairns. The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge and Dungeness Bay provide a sheltered area for thousands of seabirds and waterfowl, be sure to bring your guidebook to identify them. And, as always, the flotsam of the Pacific Ocean is washed up onshore - including unique beach glass and fishing floats among the ubiquitous plastic shards.

hiking
10 days 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.

20 days ago

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

walking
22 days 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.

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1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

Easier walk than I thought. Great family outing too.

1 month ago

long walk lol
but worth it !!!

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1 month 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.

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3 months ago

Great hike very scenic