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Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hoquiam, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 9 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

beach

forest

partially paved

views

wildlife

no dogs

This scenic and calming boardwalk gives off beautiful views and spectacular bird watching. Please note, dogs are only allowed on a portion of the trail. They are not allowed on the boardwalk.

bird watching
22 days ago

Very nice trail for those who need even ground. The beautiful reserve is a little ways of a walk from where you can park your car. Lots of benches for sitting and bird watching.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice easy walk. Let the kids run and a peaceful walk on the boardwalk. Love the bay views, heard some cool birds. Nice to relax with no dogs, bikes or running on the boardwalk half. Nice way to pass an hour or so before grocery shopping.

walking
27 days ago

There's a decent walk to get to the trail on pavement but you get to see airplanes so that's alright. I've been walking here for years in all weather. Its relaxing.

bird watching
1 month ago

Great trail. Its easy, simple and great for wildlife viewing.

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

Pretty cool trail. Definitely a peaceful spot.

running
2 months ago

I definitely recommend this trail. Very aesthetic trail, flat the whole way. This trail is very well-maintained. There were a lot of birdwatchers and people going on walks, which is great just a little busier than expected during this period of Covid. There are facilities and plenty of shade, long boardwalk as well as places to sit and enjoy the scenery.

hiking
8 months ago

Perfect simple trail. A few snakes in the beginning under the canopy.

hiking
11 months ago

beautiful view and easy for toddlers. Wish there was a way back besides the road you have to hike back on.

Sun Aug 05 2018

Beautiful setting.....Saw a Blue Heron fly over ...what a sight.

walking
Mon Jul 02 2018

The kiddo loves this spot! Great walking area for all ages, very well maintained. The birds are definitely a plus, and you can see some Herons out here too if you’re lucky enough!

Fri Jun 15 2018

I nice walk, but most of it is down a paved road next to a small airport before you get to the actual trail.

Sun Mar 18 2018

Loved coming here to de-stress.

Thu Mar 08 2018

Not dog friendly. But a beautiful walk.

Sun Mar 04 2018

Lovely area lots of bird activity. Heads up though dogs are not allowed on boardwalk. Which is the better part of the trail.

Mon Feb 12 2018

Great trail and easy for the little ones.

bird watching
Mon Jul 03 2017

Great walk down a very well maintained boardwalk. Lots of animals to see and great views!

hiking
Tue Jun 13 2017

Beautiful boardwalk, very scenic and calm. The kids and I actually found a woodpecker, it was the highlight of this trip. Lots of sparrows and songbirds. The overhang of the old airplane hangars had a ton of clay birds nest which was neat to see. Lots of big banana slugs!

walking
Wed Apr 19 2017

Beautiful in mid/late spring when the shorebirds are in. :)

Thu Jul 28 2016

I've lived on the Harbor for 22 years and had no idea this was here. Very nice board walk path

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